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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC38 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 15,000 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 future fiscal years. The Departments plan to issue regulations to implement this determination.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  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) & (C), (iv)(A)    8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(iii)(A) and (D)    20 CFR part 655, subpart A    8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(ix)    29 CFR part 503    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b)    8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(1)    8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14)(A)    8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(14)(B)    8 U.S.C.1184(c)(14)(A)(i)    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Temporary Final Rule   05/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1205-AB95 
Agency Contact:
Kevin Cummings
Chief, Business and Foreign Workers Division, Office of Policy and Strategy
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW , Suite 1200,
Washington, DC 20529-2200
Phone:202 272-8377
Fax:202 272-1480