Visa delays jeopardizing seasonal workforce

Updated at 3:37 p.m. on April 21, 2021.

BLOCK ISLAND was one of the top 50 most expensive zip codes in New England in 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS
BLOCK ISLAND businesses are hoping the U.S. State Department can expedite the visa process so foreign exchange workers can work on the island during the summer season. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS
PROVIDENCE – There could be a shortage of foreign workers in Rhode Island this summer if the U.S. State Department does not expedite the global visa process. The state's congressional delegation sent a letter on Wednesday urging the State Department to act swiftly in expediting the visa process. A backlog and delays in processing visas…

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