In a budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee on Homeland Security this week, Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf reported that a decision on raising the cap for the temporary non-agricultural guest worker H-2B visa program will be made “very shortly.” The H-2B program is currently capped at 66,000 visas issued each year, but the Trump administration is preparing to allow, as it has in each of the past three years, additional visas this year as well. The H-2B visa program is an important tool to address the tight labor market and many members of Congress have been urging DHS to quickly release the maximum number of visas authorized by the FY2020 appropriation. Wolf responded that he was “. . . pushing as quickly as we can to make a decision.”