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DHS Publishes Notice of Eligible H-2A and H-2B Countries for 2021

DHS published a notice of the 81 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A program and the 80 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2B program. The designations are effective January 19, 2021, and shall be without effect after January 18, 2022. Changes include adding the Philippines to the list of countries eligible to participate in the H-2B program, no longer designating the Independent State of Samoa and Tonga as eligible countries for the H-2A and H-2B programs, and no longer designating Mongolia as an eligible country for the H-2A program.

Along with: In an effort to help mitigate delays associated with connecting State Workforce Agency (SWA) documentation to the employer’s pending H-2A or H-2B application… 

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USCIS and DHS, in consultation with DOS, have added 16 countries (Andorra, Belgium, Brunei, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino,… 

Today, DOL published in the Federal Register a final rule on the temporary agricultural employment of H–2A foreign workers in the field of herding and…