Published Date:  

2007-03-29 04:00

Public Description:  

H.R. 1758 would authorize DHS to issue up to 65,000 additional H-1B “high skill worker” visas per year (exempt from the extant 65,000-per-year cap) – fiscal years 2008 through 2012 – to aliens who meet H-1B admission requirements and who possess post-graduate degrees; would require an employer petitioning for such an H-1B nonimmigrant worker to make “qualified scholarship payments” to a U.S. institution of higher education for each year that the H-1B’s status is held; and would require scholarship funds received under these provisions to be used only to provide scholarships to students enrolled full-time in undergraduate and postgraduate study, with priority given to U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Rep. David Wu [D-OR1, 1999-2011] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 1758

Chamber:  

House