Congressman Omar Fernandez continued this week in Washington D.C. to negotiate temporary work visas for Dominicans interested in working in the United States and Puerto Rico.
During a visit to Capitol Hill, Jennifer González, Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner to the House of Representatives received the Dominican legislator and defined aspects that could generate benefits for the Dominican Republic, as well as for the states of the Union and Puerto Rico.
Likewise, in a meeting between Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Omar Fernández, they agreed to put more emphasis on the management of H-2B visas, focused on areas such as agriculture and construction, in view of the economic stimulus that Puerto Rico will receive for its post-pandemic economic reactivation.
“They were very profitable meetings, for the Dominicans interested in occupying these positions, we hope there will be good news soon regarding this work visa program,” said the deputy of the Fuerza del Pueblo.
Omar Fernandez is trying to avoid that, due to lack of management, thousands of Dominicans do not lose the opportunity to temporarily generate some extra income, which will allow them to face the economic crisis caused by the measures derived from the fight against the COVID-19.
Fernandez, who represents the National District No.1 constituency in the House of Representatives, has exhausted an extensive agenda in the U.S. capital, which now extends to New York.
Among this, he met with the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, with whom he discussed issues such as democracy in the hemisphere, development and security.
In addition, during a meeting with Senator Joni Ernst, member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, he discussed, within the framework of the collaboration between both nations, how to improve the equipment and preparation of the forces of law and order.
At Georgetown University, Omar Fernandez held a discussion on electoral campaigns in times of pandemic, entrepreneurship and US politics.