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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Legal Agricultural Workforce Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for a temporary agricultural worker program, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/12/2011Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date All Actions
09/23/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
09/20/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
09/12/2011Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/12/2011Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/12/2011Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/12/2011Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/12/2011Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary09/12/2011 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement09/23/2011 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce09/12/2011 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce09/12/2011 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health09/20/2011 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs09/12/2011 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/12/2011)

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 ineligible for need-based federal financial assistance.