A recent court decision allowed federal officials to resume processing visas offered to the many seasonal workers providing the labor behind the U.S. seafood industry. The prospect of a visa stoppage sent a panic through many seafood businesses in the mid-Atlantic region, who've come to depend on the visa program to fill manual labor jobs like picking crabs and shucking oysters. We explore why the visa program was caught in limbo and what's at stake for the seafood industry as things move forward.
It’s part of a former slave plantation in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. But many locals only know about Peirce Mill as an interesting stone building they pass when driving or jogging through Rock Creek Park. We find out about the fascinating past – and exciting future – of this local landmark.
- Ron Harvey Park Ranger, National Park Service
- Steve Dryden author of "Peirce Mill: Two Hundred Years in the Nation's Capitol"; and Vice President, Friends of Peirce Mill
- Don Hawkins architect; historical cartographer; and Chair Emeritus, The Committee of 100 on the Federal City
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