Published Date:  

2007-05-22 04:00

Public Description:  

The bill would prohibit employers who employ H-1B high-skill nonimmigrant workers from transferring them from a worksite in one state to a worksite in another; would require employers of H-1Bs to share information exchanged with Federal agencies with prospective, current, and former H-1B workers upon request; would authorize the Department of Labor (DOL) to investigate applications that have clear indicators of fraud or misrepresentation, instead of simply checking for completeness and inaccuracies (as current law provides) and would eliminate the current statutory provision that requires the Secretary of Labor to approve each individual investigation; would double current fines for employer abuse of the H-1B process; would require more extensive information sharing between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and DOL relative to the H-1B worker importation process; and would require USCIS to complete an assessment on the sources of fraud in the H-1B program.

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reduce fraud in certain visa programs for aliens working temporarily in the United States.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

S. 31

Chamber:  

Senate