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H.R.242: Legal Agricultural Workforce Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||immigration|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Dennis Ross, R-Fla.|
|Introduced||Jan. 14, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Jan. 25, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Legal Agricultural Workforce Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a W-visa nonimmigrant classification for temporary agricultural workers.
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish: (1) a nonimmigrant temporary agricultural worker program (W-visa) which shall include annual numerical limitations and monthly limitations based on enrollment requests, historical agricultural employment needs, and the reports of U.S. workers applying for agricultural employment; and (2) a trust fund to administer and enforce the program and provide a monetary incentive for such workers to return to their countries upon visa expiration.
Sets forth program provisions, including: (1) enrollment requirements, (2) a visa preference allocation system, (3) a biometric identification card requirement, (4) U.S. worker protections, and (5) visa increases due to extraordinary and unusual employment circumstances.
Makes such agricultural workers inelig...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Jan. 25, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.|
|Jan. 18, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
|Jan. 14, 2013||Referred to House Foreign Affairs|
|Jan. 14, 2013||Referred to House Energy and Commerce|
|Jan. 14, 2013||Referred to House Education and the Workforce|
|Jan. 14, 2013||Referred to House Judiciary|