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DHS Adds Grenada to List of 59 Eligible Countries for H-2A, H-2B Programs


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has added Grenada to the list of countries (PDF) whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B programs for the coming year, effective January 18, 2013.

The agency explained that under DHS regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may approve petitions for H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant status only for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, has designated by notice published in the Federal Register. That notice is renewed each year, and countries may be added or deleted.

The notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is now identifying 59 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B programs for the coming year, including Grenada.

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