S Amdt 4095 - H-2C Visa Program Amendment - National Key Vote

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Title: H-2C Visa Program Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that limits the H-2C visa program to five years following the enactment of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006.

Highlights:

  • Allows Secretary of Homeland Security to "grant a temporary visa to an H-2C nonimmigrant who demonstrates intent to perform labor or service in U.S." 
  • Prohibits any alien from being issued a new visa as an H-2C nonimmigrant after five years prior to enactment.
  • Replaces the three-year admission and three-year extension period with five years.

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