H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act

H-1B & L-1 Visa Reform Act

This Bill has:
8% Democratic Support in the Senate
3% Democratic Support in the House


    This bill was introduced in the house by Bill Pascrell and in the senate by republican Chuck Grassley.
    This bill among many other things, amends the the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise employer and government requirements regarding visas for nonimmigrant aliens rated H-1B (specialty occupation) and L-1 (intracompany transfer to the United States from abroad). H-1B employer application requirements are revised. The bill establishes an H-1B visa allocation system, with first priority reserved for aliens who have earned an advanced degree in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from a U.S. institution of higher education.
House Bill: H.R. 1303
Democratic Support: 5
Introduced by: Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] (Introduced 03/02/2017)
Latest Action:03/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

Senate Bill: S. 180
Democratic Support: 4
Introduced by: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 01/20/2017)
Latest Action:01/20/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.


Dick Durbin on H-1B/L-1 Visa Reform