Legislation on H-1B visas introduced in US Congress. Three U.S. attorneys have introduced a law in the House of Representatives barring employers from hiring H-1B foreign workers if they have recently, or planned, to fill their U.S. staff and require employers to pay their H-1B employees more than their American employees. . .
Presented by Republican Congressmen Mo Brooks, Matt Gaetz and Lance Gooden the American Jobs First Act propose to change the H-1B system by making the necessary changes to the Immigration and Nationality Act.
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The H-1B visa, which is in high demand among Indian IT professionals, is a non-foreign visa that allows US companies to hire foreign workers for specialized jobs that require technical or technical expertise. Technology companies rely on it to employ tens of thousands of workers each year from countries such as India and China.
As per the text of the bill released on Wednesday, foreign foreign workers may be allowed or promoted as H-1B non-immigrant unless the employer’s application to the Labor Secretary requests that the employer provide the highest annual H-1B remuneration to the highest paid citizen. -US or a legal resident who performs the same or similar work for a period of 2 years before the applicant employer submits the application; or USD 110.
The applicant employer also needs to apply to the Secretary of Labor stating that the employer will not require the non-immigrant H-1B to pay the resignation fee with the applicant before the date agreed upon by the non-immigrant such as H-1B with the employer.
A bill submitted to the Justice Committee, and in addition to the Education and Labor Committee, among other things, establishes the F-1 OPT program, which gives all foreign students expansive work permits and enhances job market competition among American students.
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It puts an end to the visa lottery diversity program, which lawmakers have blamed for failing to meet US interests by issuing 50,000 green cards to immigrants from all over the world regardless of their qualifications. Given that Democrats have a majority in the House of Representatives, the bill has little chance of being passed.
“My American Jobs First Act will bring change and vigilance to the H-1B visa system to ensure that US workers have no money in their country,” Brooks said.
“To eliminate the attraction of cheap foreign workers, the bill will require employers to pay any H-1B workers a minimum wage of USD 110,000,” he said.
“And to stop American workers’ reinstatement, my bill would require companies looking for H-1B workers not to fire American workers for at least two years without reason and undertake not to fire workers without reason for two years thereafter. Concentration HC 1B transformation measures such as these, as well as the elimination of improper Optional Practical Training (OPT) and lottery diversity programs, all work to advance American interests when it comes to migration, ”said Brooks.