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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC76 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: ●Modernization and Reform of the H-2B Program 

DHS plans to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking that will modernize and reform the H-2B program. The proposed rule will incorporate policies that produce program efficiencies, address current aspects of the program that may unintentionally result in exploitation of persons seeking to come to this country as H-2B workers, build upon existing protections against prohibited payments or other assessment of fees and/or salary deductions by H-2B workers in connection with recruitment and/or employment, and protect the rights of both U.S. and noncitizen workers. This rule would not revise the temporary labor certification process or the regulations contained in 20 CFR part 655 or 29 CFR part 503.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214    8 CFR 274a     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1103(a)(3)    8 U.S.C. 1001(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b)    8 U.S.C. 1184(a), (c) and (g)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Charles Nimick
Chief, Business and Foreign Workers Division, Office of Policy and Strategy
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
5900 Capital Gateway Drive, Suite 4S190,
Camp Springs, MD 20588-0009
Phone:240 721-3000