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H.R. 2087 (115th): DAIRY Act of 2017


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 12, 2017 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2087

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 12, 2017

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

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to expand the H–2A worker program to include certain additional laborers, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Defending the Agricultural Industry’s Requirements Year-round Act of 2017 or as the DAIRY Act of 2017.

2.

Expansion of H–2A worker program to include certain additional laborers

Section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a)) is amended by inserting after abandoning the following: who is coming temporarily to the United States to perform agricultural labor or services as a dairy worker, or.

3.

Special rule for period of admission of H–2A nonimmigrants employed as sheepherders or dairy workers

Section 218(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1188(h)) is amended by adding at the end of the following:

(3)

In the case of an alien admitted as an H–2A worker for employment as a dairy worker—

(A)

the initial period of admission shall be for a period of 18 months;

(B)

the period of admission may be extended for additional periods of 18 months; and

(C)

no period of absence from the United States may be required as a condition of approval of an extension under subparagraph (B).

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