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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC33 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: ●Modernizing Recruitment Requirements Under the H-2B Program  

The United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are jointly amending regulations governing temporary employment of H-2B nonimmigrants in the United States at 20 CFR part 655, subpart A.  The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) will include necessary improvements to modernize regulatory requirements for employer recruitment of U.S. workers, including proposing to eliminate print newspaper advertisements.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 655, subpart A    as authorized by 8 CFR 214.2 (h)(6)     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101    8 U.S.C. 1184    8 U.S.C. 1103   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1205-AB91  Related Agencies: Joint: DOL/ETA; 
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