H.R.1562 - Family Farm Relief Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] (Introduced 04/15/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/30/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.|
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Summary: H.R.1562 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/15/2013)
Family Farm Relief Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a process for receiving H-2A nonimmigrant visas (temporary agricultural workers) which shall ensure that that petitioners may file such petitions over the Internet or in paper form. (Transfers administration of the H-2A program from the Department of Labor to USDA.)
Includes year-round livestock workers, including dairy workers, in the H-2A category with a maximum 12-month period of admissions which may be renewed three months after the end of each such period.
Revises H-2A certification provisions.