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Support H-2B Cap Relief and Reform
The fight for H-2B cap relief and program reform continues in Washington D.C. We need your help to make sure Texas congressional officials hear the voice of the green industry and provide relief for Texas companies.

Congressional Update: The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a funding bill for the Department of Labor (DOL) which will reform the fairness of the H-2B visa process by making it a quarterly and proportional release.  We need Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn to push for the same language in the U.S. Senate.  In addition, the House Appropriations committee has approved a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requiring the release of 69,000 visas when the certified need exceeds the capWe must push for both chambers to adopt this language.  

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Why H-2B - The Texas green industry is struggling with record low unemployment and a worker shortage which limit the ability for companies to complete their contracts and stay open for business.  Additionally the federal H-2B visa program, a non-immigrant seasonal labor program, has an arbitrary annual cap of 66,000 visas which restricts the number of companies who can participate.  Companies can only use the H-2B program if there is a certified inability to find local labor and last year the DOL certified over 147,000 positions, double the cap!  The number of visas available in the program should match the true need of the US and Texas economy.  Today each H-2B worker creates or supports 4.64 American jobs, including American managers, crew leaders, supervisors, and administrative positions. Without the necessary H-2B visas, American companies and employee will suffer.
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