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To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2005 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2005, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4166, the American Workforce Improvement and Jobs Protection Act, would exempt from the annual H-1B cap aliens holding a Master's degree or higher, up to 20,000. However, the bill would have reinstated tougher employer attestation requirements, a $1,000 application fee, and Labor Department investigative authorities, that expired in the fall of 2003.
S. 2258, the Summer Operations and Services (SOS) Relief and Reform Act, would increase the number of H-2B visas for low-skill, foreign workers that were approved in 2004.
H.R. 4052, the Save Summer Act, would increase the annual cap for 2004 on H-2B visas for low-skill, temporary foreign workers by 40,000.
S. 2252, the Save Summer Act, would increase by 40,000 the annual cap for 2004 on H-2B visas for low-kill, temporary foreign workers.
H.R. 4041 would remove the numerical cap on H-2B visas for 2004.
H.R. 4011, the North Korean Human Rights Act, would make it easier for North Koreans to seek refugee status in the United States.