The Department of Homeland Security announced sweeping changes to its H-2B seasonal worker visa program include nearly doubling the cap on visas in 2023.
A large allotment of H-2B work visas was announced by Rep. Bill Keating’s office last Thursday, easing some of the uncertainty among Island business owners about the summer work force, especially for returning workers.
A summer of uncertainty looms for Island business owners in their annual scramble to hire staff — especially foreign workers.


A changing climate around immigration policy under the Biden administration is reopening opportunities for the Island’s vital summer workforce.


The decision by the Trump administration to extend a freeze on temporary work visas has dealt another blow to Island business owners.


The newly-available 30,000 visas will be earmarked specifically for returning workers, meaning those who have previously used the visas to work in the United States.