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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC06 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States 

The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are issuing regulations governing the certification of the employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal non-agricultural employment and the enforcement of the obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers. The interim final rule revises the process by which employers obtain a temporary labor certification from DOL for use in petitioning DHS to employ a nonimmigrant worker in H-2B status. We have also created new regulations to provide for increased worker protections for both United States (U.S.) and foreign workers.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214    20 CFR 503    20 CFR 655   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101 to 1103    8 U.S.C. 1182 and 1184    8 U.S.C. 1186a    8 U.S.C. 1187    8 U.S.C. 1221    8 U.S.C. 1281 and 1282    8 U.S.C. 1301 to 1305    8 U.S.C. 1372    sec. 643, Pub. L. 104-208    110 Stat.. 3009-708    Pub. L. 106-386    114 Stat. 1477 to 1480    sec. 141 of the Compacts of Free Association With the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and With the Government of Palau    48 U.S.C. 1901 note and 1931 note, respectively    48 U.S.C. 1806    8 CFR 2   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  04/29/2015  80 FR 24042   
Interim Final Rule Effective  04/29/2015 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  06/29/2015 
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related Agencies: Joint: DOL; 
Agency Contact:
Brian Hunt
Acting Chief, Business and Foreign Workers Division, Office of Policy and Strategy
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 1200,
Washington, DC 20529-2200
Phone:202 272-8377
Fax:202 272-1480