H-2B calls needed to legislators 5-8-17 Email
Monday, May 08, 2017 05:00 PM

As you know, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 into law on Friday. The law allows the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, to approve additional H-2B visas. The President signing the law was a wonderful first step, but we now need to convince DHS to quickly implement this provision of law and immediately resume H-2B processing. We need your help.

Senator Tillis (R-NC), Senator King (I-ME) and Representative Harris (R-MD) are circulating a joint Senate-House letter to the Secretaries of DHS and DOL, asking them to immediately resume processing H-2B visa petitions as is allowed under the FY17 Consolidated Appropriations Act. Please call and email your Senators and Representative and ask them to sign the letter. The deadline to sign onto the letter is noon on Thursday. You can reach your elected officials through the Capitol switchboard at 202-225-3121.

Additionally, ALCC has signed on to a letter from the H-2B Workforce Coalition to DHS Secretary Kelly, urging him to immediately implement the H-2B cap provision.

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