S.1035 - H-1B and L-1 Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reduce fraud and abuse in certain visa programs for aliens working temporarily in the United States. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reduce fraud and abuse in certain visa programs for aliens working temporarily in the United States. as introduced.
  • Short: H-1B and L-1 Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007 as introduced.

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Official Summary

H-1B and L-1 Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise employer and government requirements with respect to H-1B (specialty occupation) and L-1 (intracompany transfer) nonimmigrant aliens.Revises H-1B provisions to: (1) subject all H-

Official Summary

H-1B and L-1 Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise employer and government requirements with respect to H-1B (specialty occupation) and L-1 (intracompany transfer) nonimmigrant aliens.Revises H-1B provisions to:
(1) subject all H-1B employers (currently H-1B dependent employers) to such provisions;
(2) lengthen U.S. worker displacement protection;
(3) authorize the Secretary of Labor to initiate an H-1B employer investigation; and
(4) increase employer penalties.Sets forth employer petition requirements for an L-1 alien coming to the United States to open, or be employed in, a new facility.Prohibits blanket L-1 petitions.Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to initiate an L-1 employer investigation.Sets forth L-1 employer penalty provisions.Provides H-1B and L-1 alien whistleblower protections.Authorizes the Secretary of Labor to hire 200 additional employees to administer H-1B programs.

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