Text: H.R.2087 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/12/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2087


To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to expand the H–2A worker program to include certain additional laborers, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 12, 2017

Mr. Duffy introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to expand the H–2A worker program to include certain additional laborers, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Defending the Agricultural Industry’s Requirements Year-round Act of 2017” or as the “DAIRY Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Expansion of H–2A worker program to include certain additional laborers.

Section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a)) is amended by inserting after “abandoning” the following: “who is coming temporarily to the United States to perform agricultural labor or services as a dairy worker, or”.

SEC. 3. Special rule for period of admission of H–2A nonimmigrants employed as sheepherders or dairy workers.

Section 218(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1188(h)) is amended by adding at the end of the following:

“(3) In the case of an alien admitted as an H–2A worker for employment as a dairy worker—

“(A) the initial period of admission shall be for a period of 18 months;

“(B) the period of admission may be extended for additional periods of 18 months; and

“(C) no period of absence from the United States may be required as a condition of approval of an extension under subparagraph (B).”.