S.852 - H-2A Improvement Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 04/14/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/14/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2530-2531) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.852 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/14/2011)
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.