There is one summary for S.1697. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (10/12/2011)

Dairy and Sheep H-2A Act or the DASH 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.

Provides: (1) for a three-year initial period of admission with additional three-year extensions, and (2) that no period of U.S. absence may be required for approval of such extensions.

Directs the Secretary of Labor to issue housing regulations for such workers.