On April 20, 2016, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced S. 2827, the Willing Workers and Willing Employers Act of 2016.   This bill addresses a critical omission in our immigration laws – a mechanism to bring foreign lesser-skilled workers to the country when U.S. Workers can not be found.

The bill is a marker for the potential architecture of a  less-skilled immigrant workers program.  It would be the starting point for any future discussion of the issue in early 2017.

To read the full text of the bill click here.