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Help Needed Today to Save H-2B

With continued labor shortages and the first half cap being hit on September 30, it is essential that Congress address the H-2B cap permanently. We need your help to create additional support in Congress for the H-2B Returning Worker Exception Act. We need you to do the following:

· Call your Representative and ask him or her to cosponsor the “H-2B Returning Worker Exception Act.” You can reach your Representative through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-225-3121. Once connected to the office, ask to speak to the staff person who handles immigration policy issues. Please explain the critical need for temporary labor and the need to address the arbitrary H-2B cap that does not reflect the current labor market. Please also mention that the bill includes important program integrity measures, including increasing enforcement and penalties against employers that knowingly violate the law.

· If your Representative is a sponsor or cosponsor of the legislation– please call and say thank you. Do not call if you are not a constituent! A list of current bill cosponsors below. You can reach your Representative through the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121. Once connected to the office, ask to speak to the staff person who handles immigration issues. A current list of cosponsors is at the bottom of this email.

· Call your two Senators and express support for “H-2B Returning Worker Exception Act.” Explain that you would like to see this important legislation introduced in the Senate because of the importance of cap relief to your business and your U.S. workers. Please also mention that the bill includes important program integrity measures, including increasing enforcement and penalties against employers that knowingly violate the law. You can reach your Senators through the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121. Once connected to the office, ask to speak to the staff person who handles immigration issues.

· Email your elected officials using the form on this page. You can automatically send a pre-drafted email to your elected officials in the Senate and the House urging their support to this vital H-2B reform legislation.