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S.891: American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2013
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||immigration|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.|
|Introduced||May 8, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||May 8, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the Senate
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill signed into law
American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Labor, as a component of the H-2B (temporary nonagricultural workers) labor certification process for employment in forestry, to take specified actions to recruit U.S. workers before petitioning to hire H-2B workers.
Requires a prospective H-2B employer to submit a separate petition for each state in which the employer plans to employ H-2B non-immigrants for a period of at least seven days.
Prohibits the Secretary from granting a temporary labor certification to a prospective H-2B employer until the Director of the state workforce agency has determined that: (1) employer recruitment requirements have been met, and (2) U.S. nationals are not qualified or available to fill such employment opportunities.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|May 8, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|