The U.S. will grant an additional 20,000 H-2B visas for the first half of the fiscal year to address the labor shortage. The U.S. government hopes that the additional visas will help the U.S employers that are facing irreparable harm if they cannot get additional workers on or before March 31, 2022. The additional visas became available to employers on Friday. DHS said 13,500 of the visas are available to returning workers who received an H-2B visa or were otherwise granted H-2B status, during one of the last three fiscal years. The remaining 6,500 visas are for people from Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. 

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