Efforts To Increase Cap on Work Visas

Washington DC-- Lawmakers from Maine are helping lead a charge for an increase of a cap on work visas this year. Independent Sen. Angus King and Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree said Tuesday they are leading a bipartisan group in calling for U.S. Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Chad Wolf to make the change. The request concerns H-2B visas, which allow employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs. The delegation said Wolf has the ability to release more than 64,000 of the visas for the remainder of the fiscal year.