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.

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“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