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H.R.1444: H-2A Improvement Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Bill Owens, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action April 30, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

H-2A Improvement Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to include within the H-2A nonimmigrant visa category (temporary agricultural workers) an alien coming temporarily to the United States to work as a sheepherder, goat herder, or dairy worker.

Provides for a three-year initial period of admission with an additional three-year extension.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
April 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.