Related Program: Here and Now Mexican Women Are A Lifeline For Maryland's Crab Industry Related Program: Here and Now TweetShareGoogle+Email Harry Phillips with master picker Elpidia Martinez, one of 600 Mexican seasonal migrant workers, mostly women, who get H-2B visas to work in Maryland. The state’s seafood industry says each worker supports 2.5 American jobs. (Armando Trull/WAMU) Listen Listening... / Each summer, around 600 Mexican women come to Hooper’s Island in Maryland under the H-2B visa program to do jobs their employers say Americans don’t want. Armando Trull (@trulldc) of WAMU reports that for more than two decades, the women have helped keep the iconic seafood alive.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.