Wall Street Journal, Kristin Schwab, Joe Durkin discussed on Marketplace



This is market place I'm chiras doll in immigration news today this item from the front pages of the Wall Street journal the trump administration the paper reports is planning to raise the caps on the number of foreign seasonal workers the president's been doing all it can to limit legal immigration during his term but with the seasonal jobs it's been a little bit different marketplace Kristin Schwab has that one Joe Durkin is already thinking about summer he's been operating Mister softy ice cream trucks in New Jersey for more than twenty years in twenty seventeen he didn't get the temporary or H. two B. visas he needed and more than half of his trucks went silent I ran a skeleton crew and I lost a lot of money he says it's really hard to recruit locals when they hear oh you mean the jobs done in October at the end of it H. two B. visas are capped at sixty six thousand per year but the law allows homeland security to nearly double that this year the administration reportedly plans to allow forty five thousand additional workers for seasonal businesses like resorts and landscaping a visa lottery application is no guarantee Peter Kramer is an immigration lawyer in Boston you know there's the much much higher demand for the visas than there are actual V. says the trump administration has allowed more seasonal workers each year but is restricting legal immigration in other ways just today the public charge rule took effect that allows the government to deny green cards to people who are more likely to use Medicaid or other programs Alan hi teaches immigration law at Rutgers University he says H. two B. visas are a safer bet for the trump administration reasonably well regulated they're not the views of it start to be particularly subject to abuse he says more H. two B. visa workers go back home and work in the ice cream truck owner got a good spot in the lottery and expects to get the V. says he needs to keep slinging those rainbow sprinkle combs and Christian shop for market we'll talk a little bit it's up the program about the markets in corona virus consumers as well so how about a little B. to be now business to business if your company American or otherwise truth be told depending on a China centred supply chain things aren't great so we decided today would be a great time to hear from Gretchen blouse she's the customs broker we talked to a time or two working for logistics plus any Yuri Pennsylvania where it is literally her job to help American companies move products around the world I mean we're we're known as a company that likes to think outside the box and this is really you know any available option is truly thinking outside the box at this point.

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