Immigration and Seasonal Workers

Mark Krikorian and Laura Reiff debated the amount of specialized visas offered to seasonal workers, if that amount should be changed, and… read more

Mark Krikorian and Laura Reiff debated the amount of specialized visas offered to seasonal workers, if that amount should be changed, and Congress' reaction to the issue. Advocates say the workers are needed, especially in the spring and summer months, to fill the gap for Americans who are not willing to do the work. Opponents say employers pay these workers lower wages and provide no benefits. The guests responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. 

They also responded to calls from Stuarts Draft (VA) High School students Zach Highland, Jackson Fust, Kerby Hatter, and Akash Patel.

Participating by telephone from Williamsburg, Jack Brooks, owner of J.M. Clayton Seafood Company on the eastern shore of Maryland, has depended on seasonal workers to maintain their business. However, a Congressional dispute on H2B visas may cause businesses such as his to face summer worker shortages. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Mar 27, 2008

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