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H.R.4238: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for requirements for employers of H-2B nonimmigrants, and for other purposes.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Andy Harris, R-Md.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 13, 2014
Latest Major Action April 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to a returning H-2B alien (temporary nonagricultural worker) who has already been counted toward the annual numerical limitation. Exempts such an alien from that limitation unless he or she leaves the United States for more than one year and has not been counted toward the limitation in any of the three years before his or her departure.

Sets forth H-2B employer requirements regarding: (1) petitions, (2) transportation costs, (3) displacement of U.S. workers, (4) wages, (5) housing, and (6) an incentive for an employer to report absconding H-2B workers.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
March 13, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.