In an obvious nod to the expanding economy and the exceedingly tight labor market, the Trump administration will make an additional 30,000 H-2B visas available through September. In press releases and letters announced by several Senators and Representatives from both sides of the aisle, the H-2B program will see available visas nearly double what has been authorized in each of the past two years. The program issues 66,000 visas annually, but Congress has delegated the option to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to make almost 69,000 more available as needed with a new Congressional cap of 135,320. The additional 30,000 visas will be restricted however, in that they will only be available to “returning workers” – those who have previously worked in the US on H-2B visas.