Bloomberg Law
May 11, 2017, 9:56 PM

The Feds Had Their Turn. Time for State-Based Visas?

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

A bill pending in Congress could shake up the way foreign guestworker programs operate in the U.S.

The State Sponsored Visa Pilot Program Act (S. 1040), introduced May 3 by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), would allow the states to establish their own temporary worker visa programs on a pilot basis. A House companion bill is set to be introduced soon by Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.).

The legislation is backed by several groups, including pro-immigration advocates such as and Compete America, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Home Builders.

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