Published Date:  

2007-04-11 04:00

Public Description:  

S. 1092, High-Tech Worker Relief Act of 2007, would raise the cap on H-1B high skill nonimmigrant workers from 65,000 to 115,000 for fiscal year 2007 and to 195,000 for fiscal year 2008 and would return the cap to 65,000 for fiscal year 2009 and beyond; would eliminate the 20,000-per-year cap on visas for nonimmigrant workers who have earned a master's or higher degree from a U.S. institution; would exempt the following nonimmigrants from direct numerical limitations on immigration: (1) aliens who have earned an advanced degree in science, technology, engineering, or math from an accredited U.S. university and have been working in a related field in the United States under a nonimmigrant visa during the three-year period preceding their application for an employment-based visa; (2) aliens with extraordinary ability or who are outstanding professors and researchers or who have received a national interest waiver; and (3) the immediate relatives of an alien who is admitted as an employment-based immigrant.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Sen. Charles “Chuck” Hagel [R-NE, 1997-2009] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

S. 1092

Chamber:  

Senate