Desperate for the additional H-2B visas to bring in temporary workers from Mexico to pick crabs — a mainstay of the local economy — as they have done for decades.


Trump adds 15,000 work visas. But is it too late for shell-shocked crabbers on Hoopers Island? https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-adds-15-000-work-visas-will-it-help-shell-n877696 via @nbcnews

“Right now, we’re shut down,” said Morgan Tolley, manager of A.E. Phillips and Sons Seafood. “We’re in self-preservation mode.”

They voted for Trump as a jobs creator, now their businesses are in jeopardy
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