President Donald Trump made it clear during his campaign that he would be tough on immigration. Anyone that entered the country without following proper protocol was put on notice - deportation was imminent. In response to this tough stance, many local leaders publicly announced that their city would be a sanctuary to these immigrants.
Last week, our blog reported how the submission window for H-1B visa applications had closed in five days, marking the fifth consecutive year that the 85,000 visa cap was reached within this narrow time frame.
While most of us assume that farming is a purely American industry, this is not entirely true. Indeed, numbers from the American Farm Bureau indicate that roughly 10 percent of our nation's farming workforce is supplied through the H-2A visa program.
Sports fans are going to hear the phrase "going, going, gone" ad nauseam over the next six months given that the Major League Baseball season is officially here. Interestingly enough, this well-worn broadcaster's expression could just as easily been applied to an H-1B visa as it could a homerun last week.
From the attempted travel ban to the reinstatement of a program mandating the assistance of local law enforcement with federal immigration efforts, the recent actions of the Trump Administration's have understandably left many immigrants on edge.