By Tim Kowols
The lack of action on immigration programs like the J-1 Student Visa is good news for Door County businesses. Owners have been on high alert since September when details of President Donald Trump’s Buy American/Hire American initiative showed a severe reduction to the program local businesses heavily rely on for staffing during the busy tourist months. Jon Jarosh from the Door County Visitor Bureau says they have been in constant talks with local legislators to make sure the program stays in place.
Over 300 students participated in the J-1 Student Visa program last year from countries all over the world.