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H.R. 3686 (112th): Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2011

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 15, 2011 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 3686


December 15, 2011

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


To extend the termination date for the exemption of returning workers from the numerical limitations for temporary workers.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2011.


Extension of returning worker exemption to h–2b numerical limitation


In general

Section 214(g)(9)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(g)(9)(A)) is amended by striking an alien who has already been counted toward the numerical limitation of paragraph (1)(B) during fiscal year 2004, 2005, or 2006 shall not again be counted toward such limitation during fiscal year 2007. and inserting an alien who has been present in the United States as an H–2B nonimmigrant during any 1 of the 3 fiscal years immediately preceding the fiscal year of the approved start date of a petition for a nonimmigrant worker described in section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) shall not be counted toward such limitation for the fiscal year in which the petition is approved. Such alien shall be considered a returning worker..


Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect as if enacted on October 1, 2011.