A year ago, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) updated the list of countries eligible to participate in the H2A and H2B non-immigrant visa programs which includes Mongolia. The H2 visa gives foreign citizens the chance to officially work in the USA for short period and has two categories: H-2A and H-2B. H-2A visa allows temporary work in the agricultural sector while H-2B belongs to other sectors. It can be noted that there is a quota for H-2B visa but there is no limit for H2-A visa.
According to the ‘ADIS’ social development centre, the owners of large farms in the US are interested in hiring Mongolian herders. The centre has signed an agreement with two large American Sheep Unions. However, Mongolian herders face some difficulties, in particular their knowledge of English.