Just before her resignation as Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen announced that an additional 30,000 H-2B visas would be made available so that resorts, landscapers, and the Maryland Eastern Shore crab industry, can hire more international summer workers. Currently, only 60,000 are allowed. Many more are needed. In a letter to Secretary Nielsen, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called on the Trump administration to increase the number. According to Hogan’s letter, in 2018 “half of the processors in the state were unable to open for business or forced to reduce their operations” because of the low number of foreign workers available and this will “jeopardize our $355 million seafood industry” if this happens again in 2019.