Published Date:  

2005-04-13 04:00

Public Description:  

The bill would increase the number of H-2B visas to 131,000, only half of which may be issued during the first six months of a year, and offset that increase by eliminating the Visa Lottery Program; would require that all H-2B employers advertise positions on an internet-based job bank and that the employers use the Basic Pilot program.

To match willing United States workers with employers, to increase and fairly apportion H-2B visas, and to ensure that H-2B visas serve their intended purpose.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2009] in the 109th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 1587

Chamber:  

House