H-2B advocacy: Congressional letter deadline is 1/16/20 Email
Monday, January 13, 2020 12:00 AM

As a reminder, Reps. Harris (R-MD), Pingree (D-ME), Bergman (R-MI) and Keating (D-MA) and Senators King (I-ME) and Rounds (R-SD) are circulating a letter to the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security asking that he immediately release all of the additional H-2B visas authorized under the law. We hope that this letter will garner an overwhelming number of signatures from Members of Congress and Senators to send a clear message to DHS that we need quick action to address the H-2B cap.

What can you do?

  • Call Your Two Senators and Your Representative -- Please call your Representative and two Senators and ask them to sign the Harris-Pingree-Bergman-Keating-King-Rounds H-2B letter to DHS. The deadline for signatures is Thursday, January 16. See the contact list for Colorado Congressional delegation for direct numbers to each office. You can also reach your elected officials 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. This staffer will generally be the person who works on immigration policy issues. 
  • Email Your Two Senators and Your Representative – You can send an email to your elected officials using the link below set up by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
  • Use Twitter to spread the word. Please tweet about this issue and urge your network to contact their representatives as well.

The deadline for signatures is Thursday, January 16.