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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2013

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To increase the employment of Americans by requiring State workforce agencies to certify that employers are actively recruiting Americans and that Americans are not qualified or available to fill the positions that the employer wants to fill with H-2B nonimmigrants.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/17/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date
04/30/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/17/2013Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/17/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary04/17/2013 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security04/30/2013 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/17/2013)

American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Labor, as a component of the H-2B (temporary nonagricultural workers) labor certification process, to take specified actions to recruit U.S. workers before petitioning to hire H-2B workers.

Requires a prospective H-2B employer to submit a separate petition for each state in which the employer plans to employ H-2B non-immigrants for a period of at least seven days.

Prohibits the Secretary from granting a temporary labor certification to a prospective H-2B employer until the Director of the state workforce agency has determined that: (1) employer recruitment requirements have been met, and (2) U.S. nationals are not qualified or available to fill such employment opportunities.