The Department of Homeland Security ended the speculation this week when it announced the issuance of an additional 15,000 H-2B visas for temporary foreign workers in seasonal non-agricultural sectors. Although Congress had authorized the government to more than double the 66,000 H-2B visa limit, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly decided not to go anywhere near the upper limit. As recently as two weeks ago, there was speculation that Kelly would increase the number of available H-2B visas by 18,500, but the final number came in less than that projection. The new visas will be valid until the end of the current fiscal year on September 30. DHS also created a hotline for reporting employer abuses.