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Rounds, Tillis say release of more H-2B visas needed to allow temporary workers into U.S.

March 22, 2019
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U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) led 138 members of Congress in urging the Trump administration to release the almost 70,000 already-authorized H-2B visas that would permit temporary, non-immigrant workers into the United States to fill critical seasonal job opportunities.

“If significant H-2B cap relief is not provided, there will be severe consequences for seasonal businesses and our economy generally,” wrote Sens. Rounds and Tillis along with U.S. Reps. Andy Harris (R-MD) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and more than 130 other members in a bipartisan, bicameral letter sent to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen...