H.R. 884 (109th): Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits, and Security Act of 2005

Introduced:
Feb 17, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Christopher “Chris” Cannon
Representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 17, 2005
Length
106 pages
Related Bills
S. 359 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 10, 2005

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 17, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 17, 2005
Referred to Committee Feb 17, 2005
 
Full Title

To provide for the adjustment of status of certain foreign agricultural workers, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reform the H-2A worker program under that Act, to provide a stable, legal agricultural workforce, to extend basic legal protections and better working conditions to more workers, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
56 cosponsors (36D, 20R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/17/2005--Introduced.
Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits, and Security Act of 2005 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to grant qualifying alien agricultural workers (and their spouses and minor children) temporary resident status and subsequently lawful permanent resident status upon the fulfillment of specified agricultural work and residency requirements.
Sets forth provisions with respect to: (1) adjustment of status applications, including penalties for false statements; (2) the waiver of numerical limitations and certain grounds for inadmissibility; (3) the temporary stay of removal and work authorization; (4) administrative and judicial review; and (5) dissemination of program information.
Amends the Social Security Act to provide for the correction of such aliens' social security records.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to set forth application requirements for H-2A (temporary agricultural worker) employers and employer associations, including assurances: (1) that the job opportunity is temporary or seasonal and is not the result of a labor dispute; (2) that attempts have been made to hire U.S. workers; and (3) respecting required wages and benefits and compliance with labor laws.
Sets forth employment requirements with respect to H-2A worker wages, housing, and transportation reimbursement. Establishes the Commission on Agricultural Wage Standards under the H-2A program.
Revises provisions respecting the admission and extension of stay of H-2A workers. Provides special rules for alien sheepherders.
Sets forth worker protection and labor standards enforcement provisions for such aliens.

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