Assessing our discretionary visa release campaign

On April 20th DHS announced its intention to release an additional 22,000 H-2B visas for the 2021 season with 6,000 of these visas reserved for nationals of the Northern Triangle countries of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. This is holy insufficient to meet the demand for 60,000+ visas. If DOL...

Frequently Asked Questions on additional visa release

Is the 22,000 number set in stone? We believe so but it does not mean that we and our Congressional supporters are not pushing for a higher number. We know that Congressman Keating (D-MA-9) has spoken with Secretary Walsh since the announcement and made clear that 22,000 visas is insufficient...

DHS confirms, 22,000 visas to be released

Bloomberg reports, and it has since been confirmed by DHS, that DHS plans to release an additional 22,000 H-2B visas with 6,000 of the 22,000 allocated to the nationals of the Northern Triangle countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. A few comments: We believe this number is set in...

Update on additional visa release

Unfortunately, there has been no word from the administration since DHS' H-2B listening session last Thursday. I received this short response to my follow up thank you email to DHS staffer Gary Merson. Thank you, Gray.  Pls know that we are hard at work, reviewing the available data and in...

Economic impact survey results

Thank you to those of you who completed the economic impact survey. Today, we submitted the report to DHS and DOL administration officials. One item of note, that our opponents ignore, is that additional American worker applicants does not equate to additional American workers for seasonal employers. Our survey respondents...

2021 PGA Championship package

Thanks to the generosity of our D.C. consultant Stephen Replogle, SEA members have the incredible opportunity to attend the 2021 PGA Championship in Kiawah Island, SC while also supporting the fight for H-2B cap relief. This is an especially unique opportunity considering the tournament has instituted capacity restrictions, reducing the...