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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC33 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Modernizing Recruitment Requirements Under the H-2B Program  

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration and the 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: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
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 and 1103    8 U.S.C. 1184   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/09/2018  83 FR 55977   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/10/2018 
Final Action  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
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