American Horse Council - Action Alert

Call your house lawmaker today, support guest worker visa flexibility!

American Horse Council

Call your house lawmaker today, support guest worker visa flexibility!

The House of Representatives plans to vote Wednesday, June 27, on a consensus immigration bill that addresses much needed flexibility in two major guest worker visa programs, specifically the H-2B and H-2A programs. Importantly for the horse industry, the House immigration package includes the following:

  • H-2B visa “cap relief” in the form of apermanent H-2B returning worker exemption. By making cap relief permanent, Congress can establish certainty by removing the H-2B visa issue from the annual appropriations process. 
  • The bill also includes provisions from the Agricultural Guest Worker Act that would reform the broken H-2A visa program. The bill would create flexibility by establishing a new, H-2C visa program that would provide visas for a baseline of 450,000 guest workers, for work periods up to three years. 

Please call your House lawmaker today and express support for the H-2B and H-2A guest worker visa reforms. You can reach your House lawmaker through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-225-3121. Once connected to the office, ask to speak to the staff person who handles immigration issues. If you have any questions on the guest worker visa issue and related legislative activity, please contact Bryan Brendle at 202-296-4031. 

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