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Cardin and Van Hollen Announce Release of 35K Visas

May 2nd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, both Maryland Democrats have announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will release an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary non-agricultural worker visas for the second half of fiscal year 2022. These visas are vital to the small businesses that make up Maryland’s crab and seafood industries, and the supplemental release follows efforts from the Senators to press DHS to provide more visas after only one of Maryland’s ten crab processors was selected to receive them. The Senators also worked to secure language with the fiscal year 2022 omnibus to provide DHS with the authority to release additional visas…