Colombia was included in a special allocation of 20,000 H-2B temporary work visas by the United States Embassy. This is a significant opportunity that will allow Colombian citizens to apply for employment legally on U.S. soil.
The announcement, made through the official United States Embassy account, marks an important milestone by opening a legal and secure pathway for work in the United States. This initiative is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to providing legal alternatives to irregular and dangerous migration routes.
What does the H-2B visa entail?
The H-2B program enables U.S. employers, who meet specific regulatory requirements, to hire foreign workers for temporary non-agricultural jobs. Employers must submit Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, on behalf of the prospective worker.
To qualify for the H-2B Nonimmigrant classification, the petitioner must demonstrate that there are not enough qualified, available, and willing U.S. workers to perform the temporary work. Additionally, they must ensure that employing H-2B workers will not adversely affect the working conditions of U.S. workers in similar roles. It is crucial to demonstrate that the need for services or employment is temporary, regardless of the potentially permanent nature of the duties.
Furthermore, it is important to highlight that it is considered a temporary need if it is proven that the work is of short duration.
For those interested in obtaining more information about this program and the necessary requirements, they can access the link provided by the United States Embassy. This opportunity represents an open door for Colombian citizens seeking job opportunities in the United States under a legal and regulated framework.