AGC Joins Effort to Call for Changes to Immigration Visa Caps

AGC joined the H-2B Workforce Coalition in letters to U.S. House and Senate appropriators ahead of debate on the a fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. The letter was spurred by a perennial shortage of H-2B visas for seasonal workers. H-2B visas are one of the only legal programs for construction employers to use foreign labor for temporary or seasonal work. The letter calls on Congress to raise the number of visas allowed annually to meet economic needs. AGC has long advocated for increasing H-2B visas, along with other immigration reform priorities.
For more information, contact Jim Young at youngj@agc.org or (202) 547-0133.


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