Visa Briefing In the Capital

    A briefing for Congressional staffers on the H-2B visa program, which allows employers to hire a temporary foreign work staff, will be held in Washington, D.C., on Monday at 3 p.m. Members of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce are urging business owners to attend the meeting and lend support.
    “As you know, this program is very important to the seasonal employees in Montauk,” wrote Laraine Creegan, the chamber’s executive director.
    Shawn McBurney, the senior vice president of government affairs for the American Hotel and Lodging Association, is rallying support for the program. “We anticipate a tough fight this year,” he said in an e-mail.
    For those who cannot attend, Mr. McBurney has suggested they write in favor of the program to Representative Tim Bishop, 306 Cannon H.O.B., Washington, D.C. 20515. Mr. McBurney can be e-mailed for more information at