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Please Release Additional H2B Visas Now

Seasonal businesses and American workers are suffering in Maine. There are simply not enough American workers to meet the labor demand in the thriving Maine tourism economy. Our business and many others are experiencing extreme difficulty in staffing seasonal positions. Our American workers are being severely stressed due to lack of seasonal H2B employees that have been returning for many years. For those that think the H2B program is taking American jobs and depressing wages, I assure you this is not happening in Maine. If you ask any American worker in the tourism economy in Maine what's happening right now, they would tell you to please release enough additional visas to at least allow returning workers. Also, please support a permanent reinstatement of the returning worker exemption.

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Idea No. 154