BALTIMORE (WJZ) — To help seasonal American businesses, the Trump administration is allowing more foreign workers into the U.S.
Alex DeMetrick reports, that’s welcome news to Maryland’s seafood industry.
It’s the height of Maryland’s crab season right now, and at J.M. Clayton Seafood Company in Cambridge, crab picking is going full throttle.
Those doing the work are from Mexico, here on temporary work visas called H-2Bs, because the company can’t find local Americans to pick crabs. Not with other opportunities available to them.
“They can learn trades, community colleges, they want to better themselves, get a 12-month job, and these seasonal seafood jobs, we just can’t offer that,” says Jack Brooks.