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Demand H-2B Cap Relief From Congress Immediately!

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The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced on January 3, 2018 that roughly 4,500 H-2B applications were filed for a total of 81,600 H-2B workers on January 1, 2018. This was the earliest date an employer could file for an April 1 date of need. There are only 33,000 visas available for the second half of 2018 meaning the applications filed on January 1 alone exceed the supply of visas by 48,600 workers.  Demand for the H-2B program continues to surge as the economy improves and the US approaches full employment. We believe demand for the legal seasonal H-2B visas is currently three to four times the available 66,000 visas permitted under the law. This outdated cap has not changed since 1990 and unemployment rates are outrageously low- this formula leads to an unprecedented need for temporary employees in seasonal industries.

Without immediate cap relief passed by Congress, seasonal businesses and the American workers who are employed will face detrimental consequences. Businesses will be forced to close and American employees will lose their jobs. It is time to end this annual nightmare, once and for all. 

Sign the petition now and follow up with your Congress Members asking them to stand up for honest employers who are following the law. 

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