Limits on seasonal work visas hit Maryland’s crab industry

Summertime is peak season for Maryland’s prized blue crabs, known for their saltiness and jumbo lumps of meat. But this year, the industry’s mostly migrant workforce was cut by 35 percent. As the Department of Homeland Security processes a record number of H-2B seasonal worker visas and enforces a limited pool, summertime industries are struggling. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports. This is part of an ongoing series of reports called “Chasing the Dream,” which reports on poverty and opportunity in America.