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AILA Doc. No. 20051332 | Dated May 12, 2020 | File Size: 595 KDownload the Document
DHS announced a temporary final rule to change certain H-2B requirements in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The rule allows an H-2B employer to employ an H-2B nonimmigrant physically present in the United States while the employer’s H-2B petition on behalf of that nonimmigrant is still pending before USCIS. The temporary employment authorization will last for up to 60 days. The rule also allows H-2B workers essential to the U.S. food supply chain to stay beyond the three-year maximum allowable period of stay in the United States. This flexibility applies to petitions filed by the H-2B nonimmigrant’s current employer, as well as petitions filed by a potential new employer.
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