Two articles on the current H2B visa cap crisis recently appeared in major newspapers; one in the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the other in the Denver Post. Both articles were excellent. We need a similar article in every local newspaper across the country.
Every H2B employer has to advertise in its local paper as a condition of getting DOL approval. This gives them the 'in' with editors to ask the paper to do a story on the critical shortage of seasonal labor which has been compounded by the lack of H2B visas.
- Go to your local paper's website. Click on "contact us" to locate the email address for the newspaper's editor;
- Use the SEA template letter for your email to the editor. Click here for the template letter.
There is nothing new to report on the inclusion of (or lack thereof) cap relief in the upcoming Omnibus spending bill. Negotiations are ongoing. I will send out an update as soon as I have one. It is vitally important that you keep up the pressure.
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