Jeff Flake, US Senator previous week had introduced a pilot guest employee program which is designed to address the gap that presently exists between temporary visa programs for seasonal employees and program for H-1B visa for increasingly skilled immigrants.
The bill changes the Nationality and Immigration Act for providing for H2C non immigrant classification. The ten year old pilot program set up by the bill will
• Allow employees to the US that possess less than bachelor degree for doing non farm work for a year.
• Creating flexible limit for registered positions that ranges from 65,000 to 85,000 for matching the economic demand.
• Offering strict needs that employers should look for US employees prior using a guest employee under this program.
• Permits employees and employers great portability by enabling employees to modify jobs and work for employer who has tested the market of labor and proved that they are not able to employ US employee for this job.
Durign this pilot program the bill will need a study to specify the impact of program on income, job and economic development, welfare utilization and government services for specifying if the program must be continued.
According to Flake, certain program is designed to meet the economic demand we need to bring immigration policy of the US in the 21st century.