DHS announces boost in seasonal worker visas during W.H. 'Made in America' week

Businesses will soon be able to apply to bring in up to 15,000 more foreigners for seasonal work, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday -- prompting questions about whether the move fit in with the White House's "America First" posture.

The Department of Homeland Security's announcement came as the White House kicked off its "Made in America" week, during which the administration is highlighting its efforts to increase domestic employment and investment. The number of additional H-2B visas, which are for temporary non-agricultural workers, is well below the more than 60,000 of this type that Congress has allowed DHS to authorize along with the Department of Labor.The decision, coming amid the White House's manufacturing-them...