H.R. 1773: Agricultural Guestworker "AG" Act
Bill: H.R.1773, the Agricultural Guest Worker “AG”Act | Read the text of the bill.
FAIR’s Summary: According to Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6), who co-sponsored H.R. 1773 and serves as the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, this bill would provide American farmers with a workable temporary agricultural guestworker program that will help provide access to a reliable workforce. (Read Rep. Goodlatte’s analysis.)
However, FAIR has uncovered that the “AG” Act is really a massive amnesty disguised as a guestworker program and the scope reaches beyond agricultural work.
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Bill Sponsor: House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Official Description: Agricultural Guestworker Act or the AG Act — Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish an H-2C nonimmigrant visa for an alien having a residence in a foreign country which he or she has no intention of abandoning and who is coming temporarily to the United States to perform agricultural labor or services. Read more.
Current Status: Passed out of the House Committee on the Judiciary with a vote of 20-16 on June 19, 2013.