H.R.2504 - L-1 Nonimmigrant Reform Act

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to the admission of L-1 intra-company transferee nonimmigrants. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: L-1 Nonimmigrant Reform Act as introduced.
  • Official: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to the admission of L-1 intra-company transferee nonimmigrants. as introduced.

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Official Summary

L-1 Nonimmigrant Reform Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise L-1 (intracompany transfers) nonimmigrant visa provisions. Prohibits entry of an L-1 worker unless the employer has filed a labor condition application with the Secretary of Labor which shall attest that: (1)

Official Summary

L-1 Nonimmigrant Reform Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise L-1 (intracompany transfers) nonimmigrant visa provisions. Prohibits entry of an L-1 worker unless the employer has filed a labor condition application with the Secretary of Labor which shall attest that:
(1) wage and working condition comparability exists;
(2) no strike or lockout exists in the occupational classification at the employment site;
(3) the employer has notified the bargaining representative or the employees about the prospective L-1 hiring;
(4) the L-1 application contains occupational classification and wage and working condition information; and
(5) there has not been nor will there be any lay-off of U.S. workers 180 days before or after the L-1 hiring. Directs the Secretary and the Secretary of Homeland Security to:
(1) establish processes for receipt, investigation, and disposition of violation claims;
(2) establish a process to permit an L-1 alien who files a complaint to work for another employer; and
(3) report annually on the use of L-1 workers. Sets forth employer violation provisions. Makes an employer liable for the return transportation costs of an L-1 worker dismissed from employment prior to the end of the authorized admission. Imposes a fee on an L-1 employer. Establishes in the Treasury the L-1 Nonimmigrant Petitioner Account, which shall be used for data processing, labor enforcement, and training and education of U.S. workers. Establishes an annual 35,000 L-1 visa limit. Eliminates L-1 blanket visa authority. Requires:
(1) an L-1 worker to have a bachelor's degree or higher in his or her area of special knowledge; and
(2) verification by the Secretary of State. Increases the prior foreign employment requirement.

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