Trump Administration Ignores Blue Collar American Workers, Adds 15000 H-2B Visas

Trump Administration Ignores Blue Collar American Workers, Adds 15000 H-2B Visas

The ski resort industry on Monday celebrated Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly's approval of a one-time increase in the number of H-2B visas for seasonal workers, but the bump in temporary employees likely will be gone by the time ski season arrives.

To qualify for the additional visas, petitioners must attest, under penalty of perjury, that their business is likely to suffer irreparable harm if it can not employ H-2B nonimmigrant workers during fiscal year 2017.

"We're talking about American businesses that are at risk of suffering irreparable harm if they don't get additional H-2B workers", he said.

FAIR's June 21 letter to Secretary Kelly urging against any H-2B visa increase can also be found here.

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Because businesses applying for the program must state that they will be irreparably harmed without a workforce boost, the additional visas are consistent with an "America First" policy, the official said.

Starting this week, eligible petitioners for H-2B visas can file Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and must submit a supplemental attestation on Form ETA 9142-B-CAA with their petition.

Meanwhile, in a strong declaration during a "Made in America Week" event, President Donald Trump asserted that the United States needs to crack down on the predatory online sale of foreign goods that are destroying shopping centers throughout the United States.

The number of H-2B visas had been capped for this year at 66,000.

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Mar-a-Lago's 64 workers on H-2B visas come primarily from Haiti and Romania. Tillis, have concerns with DHS' timeline because it would negatively impact North Carolina seasonal small businesses and workers this summer.

"This does help with American businesses continuing to prosper", a senior DHS official told NBC News.

The DHS believes that there is a gap between the demands of businesses and the number of "qualified and willing US workers", and announced on Monday that they are looking into increasing the number of seasonal workers granted access into the United States.

Daniel Costa, an immigration expert at the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, said there is no real evidence of a nationwide labor shortage in the industries that rely on H-2B visas, although employers could be strapped in certain geographic areas. Previous applicants who did not make the earlier cut-off for the fiscal year will have to reapply, the officials added, but if hired by the end of the fiscal year, they will be able to work past September 30.

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FAIR previously warned the administration against increasing the number of low-skilled guest workers when Secretary Kelly first announced he was inclined to do so. "Moving forward, it's important that the debate over H-2B is rooted in hard facts and the real-world experiences of small businesses owners doing everything they can make ends meet, not the misleading opinions of political pundits based in New York City and Washington who have never had to make payroll".

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