SEA applauds Biden administration for additional visa release

On behalf of the 2,500+ small and seasonal businesses the Seasonal Employment Alliance represents, we want to thank the White House, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor for recognizing the crisis level labor shortage faced by America's small and seasonal employers by releasing 35,000 additional H-2B visas towards...

FY22 Second Half DHS Visa Release FAQs

On Thursday, March 31st the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the release of an additional 35,000 H-2B visas to supplement the statutory cap of 33,000 visas. Of the 35,000 visas, 23,500 are allocated to Returning Workers and 11,500 to the citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras. When...

SEA Spring Labor Forum

SEA Spring Labor Forum March 22-24, 2022 Hilton Head, SC Hotel: TBD Register: Registration includes access to the Tuesday evening reception and to the labor forum (lunch included) Agenda: Click here to view the detailed agenda. Tuesday, March 22nd SEPAC Welcome Cocktail Reception hosted by Brian and Veronica Birkenstock Time:...

SEA Democratic outreach paying dividends

Since we first received a commitment from Senator Graham (R-SC) to introduce the landscaping to H-2A bill, we have made it our mission to engage and secure targeted Democratic cosponsors for this bill. We started with outreach to the following Senators: Michael Bennet (CO) Tom Carper (DE) Chris Coons (DE)...

SEA Statement on Additional Visa Release

On behalf of the 2,500+ small and seasonal businesses the Seasonal Employment Alliance represents, we want to thank the White House, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor for recognizing the dire straits of seasonal employers by releasing 20,000 additional H-2B visas towards the FY22 first half...

September 2021 Fly-In

We enter the Fall with two viable cap relief options, one in the House and one in the Senate. House- Rep. Cuellar's Returning Worker Exception Act: This bill exempts H-2B workers who have held a visa in any one of the previous three years from the cap. Senate- Graham Manchin...

2021 SEA Annual Meeting and Auction

The 2021 SEA Annual Meeting and Auction will be December 6-8 in Washington D.C. The 2020 auction featured golf rounds at some of the top courses in the United States as well stays at some of the country's top resorts. We expect the 2021 auction to be even better! The...