Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, both Democrats, have announced a visa program for the 2023 fiscal year that aims to temporarily aid the staffing shortage that will help Maryland’s important crab and seafood industry. The Department of Homeland Security will provide 130,716 H-2B visas in the 2023 fiscal year, made up of 66,000 that are annually released and 64,716 additional visas. Cardin and Van Hollen said in a statement that they are seeking a permanent solution to the lack of visas in the H-2B program. Grace Yarrow of CNS/MarylandReporter.com.