Mackinac Island, Michigan -- Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Glendon Bulgin, a 27-year veteran of the H-2B visa program, prepares dinner settings at the Grand Hotel. Bulgin, a preacher, sends money home to Jamaica to support his ministry there. He lives on Mackinac Island from April to October. "Coming back and seeing our guests year after year, we greet each other with a 'Welcome home,'" he said.
After a recent change to the H-2B visa program, which offers foreign workers temporary, low-skilled jobs, remote American tourism destinations, like Mackinac Island, are struggling to fill seasonal work positions.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times