H.R.1720 - H-2A Improvement Act

To improve the H-2A agricultural worker program for use by dairy workers, sheepherders, and goat herders, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To improve the H-2A agricultural worker program for use by dairy workers, sheepherders, and goat herders, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: H-2A Improvement Act as introduced.

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Official 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. Exempts an employer filing a peti

Official 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. Exempts an employer filing a petition to employ such a worker from the requirement to show that the position is of a seasonal or temporary nature. Provides for a three-year initial period of admission with additional three-year extensions. Authorizes such alien to petition to become a lawful permanent resident after having worked as a sheepherder, goat herder, or dairy worker in the United States for not fewer than 33 of the preceding 36 months.

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