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Hogan wants more temporary visas issued to help Maryland seafood industry

April 5, 2021

With the Maryland blue crab harvest underway, workers, including those from other countries, are needed to support the state’s seafood industry and seasonal employers. Gov. Larry Hogan is urging federal officials to make more H-2B Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Program visas available. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, Hogan asked for the elimination of the lottery system and an increase to the maximum allowable number of H-2B visas, which are currently capped at 66,000.

 

Article Source: WTOP

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