While he was still serving in the Senate, Attorney General Jeff Sessions previous year sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee asking them not to dramatically increase the number of H-2B visas as the House had done in a temporary spending bill.
President Trump previously attacked the use of foreign workers in campaign speeches, but DHS press secretary David Lapan insisted to reporters that this move "absolutely" fits in with the "America First" agenda.
"I have no idea if I'm even going to get a visa once they're processed", Diment said.
Businesses will need to submit statements to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services saying that they will suffer financially if not given additional temporary workers.
"We're talking about American businesses that are at risk of suffering irreparable harm if they don't get additional H-2B workers", the official said.
DHS Secretary John Kelly filed the required paperwork with the Federal Register to increase the number of H-2B visas for fiscal year 2017 after meeting with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, who said there weren't enough US workers to satisfy the needs of businesses across the country.
Greenlaw Named to Butkus Award Watch List
As a freshman, Greenlaw finished second on the team with 95 tackles and was named a freshman All-American. This time it's the Butkus Award, which is given to the best linebacker in college football.
The department met its cap for the visa applications in March.
The Trump administration has expanded the meaning of "America First" to include foreign workers willing to take on low-skill work.
Daniel Costa, an immigration expert at the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, said there is no real evidence of a nationwide labor shortage in the industries that rely on H-2B visas, although employers could be strapped in certain geographic areas.
The United States government has sanctioned a crackdown on visitors with visa overstays. "They were part-time jobs".
"Congress gave Kelly the authority to put around 70,000 more of those jobs out of the reach of Americans; at least Kelly limited the damage to keeping just 15,000 more Americans out of the labor market", he said in a statement.
Some employers have complained that relief on the issue was coming too late into the summer, given the two months it took DHS to take action on increasing the visa cap. "Nonetheless, this is yet another example of the administration and Congress failing to keep the Trump campaign promise of putting American workers first".