S.744 Immigration bill - Sec. 2202: DEFINITIONS

    In this subtitle:

      (1) BLUE CARD STATUS- The term `blue card status' means the status of an alien who has been lawfully admitted into the United States for temporary residence under section 2211.

      (2) AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT- The term `agricultural employment'--

        (A) subject to subparagraph (B) has the meaning given such term in section 3 of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (29 U.S.C. 1802), without regard to whether the specific service or activity is temporary or seasonal; and

        (B) includes farming in all its branches, the cultivation and tillage of the soil, dairying, the production, cultivation, growing, and harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodities, the raising of livestock, bees, fur-bearing animals, or poultry, and any practices (including any forestry or lumbering operations) performed by a farmer or on a farm as an incident to, or in conjunction with, such farming operations, including preparation for market, delivery to storage or to market or to carriers for transportation to market.

      (3) CHILD- The term `child' has the meaning given the term in section 101(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(b)(1)).

      (4) EMPLOYER- The term `employer' means any person or entity, including any farm labor contractor and any agricultural association, that employs workers in agricultural employment.

      (5) QUALIFIED DESIGNATED ENTITY- The term `qualified designated entity' means--

        (A) a qualified farm labor organization or an association of employers designated by the Secretary; or

        (B) any other entity that the Secretary designates as having substantial experience, demonstrated competence, and a history of long-term involvement in the preparation and submission of application for adjustment of status under title II of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.).

      (6) WORK DAY- The term `work day' means any day in which the individual is employed 5.75 or more hours in agricultural employment.


Subchapter A--Blue Card Status