(Washington, DC, May 16, 2006)-The National Club Association sent an urgent action alert today to its members urging them to contact legislators in support of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, or S. 2611.
The current H-2B visa program legislation, the Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2005, will expire on Sept. 30, 2006, meaning unless further congressional action occurs, many employers-from private clubs to landscape companies to seafood processors-will be negatively affected. Most private clubs rely heavily on the use of foreign guest workers. If the Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2005 expires and S. 2611 is not passed, many clubs will not have enough workers to fill positions during peak seasons.
Congress has started the process of renewing the act by adding an H-2B extension to the larger S. 2611 bill. This legislation should be debated on the Senate floor this week, and a vote could come shortly after.
NCA has encouraged its members to act quickly and contact local and state representatives to show support of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006., Mo.