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DOL/ETA RIN: 1205-AB95 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: ●Exercise of Time-Limited Authority to Increase the Fiscal Year 2019 Numerical Limitation for the H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Program 

The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, increased the numerical limitation on H-2B nonimmigrant visas to authorize the issuance of up to an additional 30,000 visas for returning workers through the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.  This increase is based on a time-limited statutory authority and does not affect the H-2B program in the future fiscal years.  The Departments plan to issue regulations to implement this determination.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(iii)(A) and (C), (iv)(A)    8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(iii)(A) and (D)    20 CFR 655, subpart A    8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(ix)    29 CFR 503     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101(A)(15)(h)(11)(B)    8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14)(B)    8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(1)    8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14)(A)    8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14)(A)(i)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Temporary Rule/Final Action  05/08/2019  84 FR 20005   
Temporary Rule/Final Action Effective through 09/30/19 (except 20 CFR 655.67 Eff. through 09/30/22)  05/08/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related Agencies: Joint: DHS; 
Agency Contact:
Thomas M. Dowd
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Room N4641, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 513-7350