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

Original Sponsor:
Bill Owens (D-NY 23rd)

Cosponsor Total: 3
(last sponsor added 07/10/2012)
  3 Democrats
About This Legislation:
5/4/2011--Introduced.
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.
Detailed, up-to-date bill status information on H.R.1720.
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