H. R. 3686
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 15, 2011
Mr. Keating 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.
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
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
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect as if enacted on October 1, 2011.