Congress Passes Budget Bill Allowing For Increases in Nonagricultural Visas
The bill allows the cap to be increased to 130,000, based an industry's economic need.
May 5, 2017
Daily Racing Form
Both houses of Congress have approved a budget bill that will allow for an increase in the number of non-agricultural visas issued during this fiscal year.
The current cap on nonresident, nonagricultural visas is 66,000, a number that had been reached early this year, according to the American Horse Council. The budget bill allows that cap to rise to 130,000 visas at the approval of the secretary of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor.
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