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How The H-2B Visa Program Works

Nina Rabin
(Photo courtesy of James E. Rogers College of Law at University of Arizona)
Nina Rabin

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an omnibus spending bill, giving the U.S. government $1.3 trillion and avoiding a government shutdown.

In that bill is a provision that allows businesses to hire more foreign guest workers through the H-2B visa program. 

This program is designed to help U.S. businesses fill temporary job openings that aren’t being filled by American workers and, this spending package has nearly doubled the number of H-2B visas available.

For more on this, The Show talked with Nina Rabin, the co-director of Immigration Law Clinic there at the University of Arizona.

Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.