PBS News Weekend

Season 10, Episode 7 of 99

Since 1986, many U.S. employers working in seasonal industries have relied on H-2B visas temporary visas that allow companies to hire foreign workers for low-skilled, non-agricultural seasonal work. But after recent changes to the program, fierce competition for a limited number of visas is leaving some companies scrambling to find employees this year. In Maryland, which prides itself on the hand-picked crab meat used for local dishes, 40 percent of the crab industry's mostly migrant workforce is missing. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports.

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