Every year nearly 400 temporary foreign workers arrive, mostly crab pickers, they are hired to work on some the secluded Chesapeake Bay islands’ seafood processing plants! These seasonal workers, which are mostly from Mexico came to Maryland’s Eastern Shore as part of the H-2B visa nonimmigrant program!
For further details please review the Baltimore Sun’s News Article, “‘I’m not here to take anyone’s job’: Mexican crab pickers quietly work in Maryland as immigration debate rages”.
The H-2B visa nonimmigrant program permits employers to hire foreign workers to come temporarily to the United States and perform temporary nonagricultural services or labor on a one-time, seasonal, peakload or intermittent basis.
Source of Information:
Baltimore Sun (baltimoresun.com), 9/25/19, News Article:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 8/19/19, Web Page: