The Labor, Immigration & Employee Benefits division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Immigration Works USA are pleased to present this important study of the economic impact of the H-2B visa program. Many American businesses could not function without the H-2B program. Small, medium-sized and large employers in every region of the country count on it to keep their businesses open and growing, and to create opportunities for U.S. workers.
Yet the program is under constant attack by critics, who all too often make a case based on rhetoric and hypothetical scenarios, not hard economic data. This report uses original economic analyses to examine the true economic effects of the H-2B program.