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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Paperwork Reduction for Farmers and H–2A Modernization Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To streamline the application process for H-2A employers, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/05/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
03/04/2021Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/05/2021Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/05/2021Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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No cosponsors.


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary01/05/2021 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship03/04/2021 Referred to

As of 05/12/2021 no related bill information has been received for H.R.206 - Paperwork Reduction for Farmers and H–2A Modernization Act


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Introduced in House (01/05/2021)

Paperwork Reduction for Farmers and H-2A Modernization Act

This bill expands the H-2A (temporary agricultural worker) visa program to cover additional types of labor, makes various changes to the program, and provides a safe harbor for errors in nonimmigrant worker visa applications in certain instances.

The bill makes H-2A visas available to an alien providing temporary labor that falls within the federal government classification categories for (1) grounds maintenance workers; (2) farming, fishing, and forestry occupations; or (3) forest, conservation, and logging workers.

The bill authorizes joint employers to file a joint petition for an H-2A alien.

The bill allows (1) employers seeking to rehire an H-2A worker to submit a simplified petition, and (2) employers seeking to hire H-2A workers for different time periods during a fiscal year to submit a single petition for such workers.

The Department of Labor shall establish an electronic filing and appeals system for H-2A petitions. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) shall communicate electronically with an H-2A employer when USCIS requests evidence from the employer, if the employer asks to do so.

An employer who uses a third-party service to apply for a nonimmigrant worker visa shall not be civilly or criminally liable for errors in the application if the employer reasonably believed that the application was accurate and complied with statutory requirements.