H. R. 6717
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 5, 2020
Mr. Harder of California (for himself, Mr. McGovern, and Mr. Costa) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to extend the period of authorized stay for certain alien health care workers during the COVID–19 emergency period, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Health Care Workforce Protection Act of 2020.
Extension of authorized stay for certain alien health care workers during COVID–19 emergency period
The Secretary of Homeland Security shall extend the period of authorized stay for a covered alien healthcare worker until a date that is not earlier than the date that is 60 days after the end of the emergency period described in subparagraph (B) of section 1135(g)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–5(g)(1)).
Covered alien healthcare worker
The term covered alien healthcare worker means an alien—
who was admitted to the United States under section 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b) to perform services as a health care worker;
who was serving in such capacity in the United States for any period of time during the emergency period described in subsection (a); and
whose employment or work contract described in paragraph (2) was terminated during such period, except in the case that such employment or contract was terminated for cause.