US Will Add 15,000 Temporary Work Visas
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will make an additional 15,000 H-2B visas available for American companies to hire low-wage foreign workers.
In a written statement on Monday, DHS Secretary John Kelly called the move a "one-time increase."
President Donald Trump has supported a policy called "Hire American." He wants U.S. companies to hire American workers instead of foreign ones. He has also repeatedly called to limit immigration.
But a DHS spokesperson said without the extra foreign workers, some U.S. businesses could suffer "irreparable harm."
In order to hire foreign workers through the visa program, businesses must show there are not enough U.S. workers "able, willing, qualified, and available" for the jobs.
The H-2B visa
The H-2B visa is a temporary work visa for foreign workers to work in the United States at non-agriculture jobs. The U.S. limits these visas to 66,000 per year. That limit has already been reached for 2017.
According to the State Department, there were 85,000 H-2B visas issued in 2015. This was due to some returning workers being able to receive exemptions from the limit.
Congress, however, did not renew the returnees' exemptions when they expired last fall.
Some U.S. industries, like the tourism industry, depend heavily on seasonal workers. They say they have struggled to hire enough people since the H-2B visa exemptions expired.
To address this problem, Congress recently permitted the Department of Homeland Security to go over the 66,000-visa limit.
The new rules will be published in the General Register later this week. Businesses will then be able to petition for additional visas.
President Donald Trump's business has used the H-2B visa program to staff his private club Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Trump has also used the club to host visiting heads of state several times.
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1.private club 私人会所
I was swagged out of the door by the guards of the private club.
2.go over 复习；超过
Let's go over the draft once again.
3.due to 由于
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this year's show has been cancelled.
4.instead of 代替
Instead of snacking on crisps and chocolate, nibble on celery or carrot.
1.In order to hire foreign workers through the visa program, businesses must show there are not enough U.S. workers "able, willing, qualified, and available" for the jobs.
In order to 为了
In order to ensure success we must have a complete and thorough plan.
In order to transform their environment, he drew up the project with painstaking accuracy.
2.Some U.S. industries, like the tourism industry, depend heavily on seasonal workers.
tourism industry 旅游业
More than 3,000 local workers are employed in the tourism industry.
An international tourist city is the product of both a city and its tourism industry.
国土安全部部长约翰·凯利（John Kelly）在周一发布的一份书面声明中称，此次增发签证是“一次性措施 。”
特朗普总统一直推行一项“雇佣美国人”政策 。他希望美国公司雇佣美国工人而非外籍工人 。他也一再呼吁要限制移民数量 。
H-2B签证是一种为在美从事非农业领域工作的外籍工人而提供的临时工作签证 。美国政府每年为H-2B签证设置的上限是6.6万份 。2017年就已经达到了这一上限 。
据美国国务院介绍，2015年发放了8.5万个H-2B签证 。这是为了让一些返美的工人免于受限 。
美国旅游业等行业严重依赖于季节性工人 。她们表示，H-2B签证豁免过期后，他们很难再招到足够的工人 。
本周晚些时候，这项新规将在General Register上发布 。届时各企业方可申请新增签证 。
特朗普总统的企业利用H-2B签证项目为佛罗里达州的马拉歌私人俱乐部聘雇员工 。另外，特朗普首次在该俱乐部接待来访的国家元首 。