H-2B Visa Reform, Coming Right Up

Craig Regelbrugge April 03 2017

AmericanHort is very pleased to announce a bipartisan H-2B program reform bill in the Senate. The coming together of Senators from Maine to North Carolina to Alaska in support of seasonal workforce solutions demonstrates that many in Congress understand the unique labor challenges confronting our landscape members as well as peers in hospitality, seafood processing, and other industries. (Read the official press release).

 

Special thanks to Daniel Currin at Greenscape, and to Corey Connors at NCNLA, for responding to AmericanHort’s request for a quote on this important development.

 

The path forward remains tricky, but as is always the case when it comes to legislation, good champions are everything. We’d really like to single out Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) for his steady vision and leadership hand on this and other aspects of the immigration reform and workforce issues confronting agricultural and seasonal businesses. For these and other reasons, Sen. Tillis will be our opening speaker at our IMPACT WASHINGTON Advocacy Leaders’ Summit, Sept. 12 and 13 in the Nation’s Capital. Mark your calendar to be with us in September!