As a state whose economy is driven by seasonal business, Maine is highly dependent on the non-immigrant worker programs to supply qualified workers to fill a multitude of seasonal positions. In recent years, government delays in the processing of the paperwork required to obtain visas for these workers, as well as the limits on the number of visas available, have wreaked havoc on local employers and, as a result, the local economy. Earlier this month, Attorney Marcus Jaynes spoke with the Mount Desert Islander about this issue. Read more information about how the affect on local businesses in the Mount Desert Islander and The Ellsworth American.