S. 518: H2O Visa for Seafood Processing Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Mar 11, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 518

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 11, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to theCommittee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To authorize the issuance of H2O nonimmigrant visas for aliens temporarily performing labor in the seafood processing industry.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the H2O Visa for Seafood Processing Act .

2.

Availability of H2O nonimmigrant visas for seafood processing industry

(a)

Technical amendments; availability of H2O nonimmigrant visas for aliens working in seafood processing industry

Section 101(a)(15)(H) of the Immigration and Nationality Act( 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H) )is amended—

(1)

inclause (i)

(A)

by strikingan alien (i) (b) subjectand inserting the following “an alien—

(i)
(b)

subject

;

(B)

insubclause (b), by strikingsection 212(n)(1), orand inserting section 212(n)(1);;

(C)

insubclause (b1), by strikingsection 212(t)(1), orand inserting section 212(t)(1);; and

(D)

insubclause (c), by strikingorat the end; and

(2)

inclause (ii)

(A)

insubclause (a), by strikingnature, orand insertingnature;;

(B)

insubclause (b), by strikingorat the end; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(o)

having a residence in a foreign country, which the alien has no intention of abandoning, who is coming temporarily to the United States to perform labor in the seafood processing industry; or

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(b)

State consultation requirement

Section 212(a)(5)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act( 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)(A) )is amended—

(1)

inclause (i), by strikingAttorney Generaland inserting Secretary of Homeland Security ; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(v)

Seafood processing

TheSecretary of Labormay not make a certification underclause (i)with respect to the seafood processing industry without first consulting with the governor and the labor commissioner of the State in which the alien is to perform such labor.

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