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H-2B Update

Thu, February 28, 2019 3:10 PM | Sue Gallup (Administrator)

We Need Your Continued Help to #saveH2B

As you know, the Department of Homeland Security recently issued a press release announcing that the H-2B cap for the second half of FY 19 was reached on February 19.  

Unless DHS immediately releases all of the visas allowed by the FY 2019 Consolidated Appropriations Act, about two-thirds of needed seasonal positions will go unfilled this year.

Reps. Harris (R-MD) and Pingree (D-ME), Senator Rounds and others are circulating the attached letter to Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen urging her to immediately resume H-2B processing and release all of the additional visas permitted by the law.

How Can You Help?

Call Your Senators and Representative:
You can reach your Senators and Representative through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-225-3121.  Once connected to the office, ask to speak to the staff person who handles H-2B issues.  Please urge your Representative to sign the Harris-Pingree H-2B letter to DHS.  Please urge your Senator to sign the Rounds letter to DHS. The deadline for signatures is the close of Business on Friday, March 1.

Email Your Senators Representative: 
Please email your Senators and Representative asking them to sign the Harris-Pingree H-2B letter to DHS by the close of business on Friday, March 1. You can use the link below set up by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.  Please send an email now even if you did so earlier in the week as this link with now also send letters to your Senators.

E-mail Your Senators and Representative

Share This Email:
Share this email with your co-workers, suppliers and other H-2B users and encourage them to call and email their elected officials.

Thank you for your help and for again reaching out to Congress.  

Sincerely,
Your H-2B Workforce Coalition Co-Chairs
Laurie Flanagan, representing AmericanHort and the National Association of Landscape Professionals

Gregg Hartley, representing the Outdoor Amusement Business Association 

Brian Crawford, American Hotel and Lodging Association


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