Many employers claim there is a shortage of workers in our nation. They say industries such as agriculture, nursing and the service industries have job openings that cannot be filled by U.S. citizens. They claim this labor shortage will hurt our global competitiveness and inhibit innovation and job growth. Guest workers are one solution to this problem. Under guest worker programs, people of foreign origin are temporarily invited into our country to work. Many employers say our policies should encourage the legal flow of high and low-skilled workers to keep our country competitive. The L-1 (inner-company transfers of foreign managers/executives) and H-1B (temporary employment of foreign workers in specialty occupations) are non-immigrant visa classifications. Guest worker opponents claim these programs are being exploited by employers who import guest workers for a certain job then transfer these workers to unapproved jobs, taking positions that Americans could fill. They also say guest workers often remain here illegally after their work permit expires.
H.R.1773: AG Act
H.R.1760: Immigration and Naturalization Investment Ventures for Engineering, Science, and Technology in America Act of 2013
I oppose Reforming current guest worker policy and wish to defeat H.R.1773 & H.R.1760
I support establishing 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; extending to these workers basic legal protections and better working conditions; prohibiting the admission of these workerâ€™s spouses and children; offering financial incentives for workers to return home upon expiration of their visas, and wish to pass H.R.1773
I support providing conditional permanent resident status for an alien entrepreneur (and spouse and children) who is in the process of completing, or has completed, a graduate level degree in science, technology, engineering, math or a related academic discipline from an accredited U.S. institute of higher education; or is in the process of establishing a new business related to such study that meets specified employment and wage requirements and is admissible as an immigrant, And wish to pass H.R.1760