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.