The H-2B cap was closed on the first day of the government's new fiscal year this year, October 1, 2007, thereby leaving many businesses without the ability to bring workers to the United States for the winter season. This lack of H-2B visas will leave many industries without sufficient staff to run their businesses and cause harm through the drop of clientele for surrounding businesses in affected communities.

A letter has been sent from more than 500 businesses, and 100 national, state and regional organizations, calling on the Senate and the House of Representatives to renew and again provide relief for the H-2B visa program, known as the "Save Our Small and Seasonal Business Act of 2007" (S. 988/H.R.1843). Please be sure to contact your local U.S. senators and representatives to express how this situation will affect your businesses and/or communities.