S.1092 - High-Tech Worker Relief Act of 2007

A bill to temporarily increase the number of visas which may be issued to certain highly skilled workers. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: High-Tech Worker Relief Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to temporarily increase the number of visas which may be issued to certain highly skilled workers. as introduced.

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Official Summary

High-Tech Worker Relief Act of 2007 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the number of annual H-1B (specialty occupation) visa entrants for FY2007 and FY2008. Eliminates the 20,000 annual cap on aliens with master's or higher degrees who can enter the United States

Official Summary

High-Tech Worker Relief Act of 2007 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase the number of annual H-1B (specialty occupation) visa entrants for FY2007 and FY2008. Eliminates the 20,000 annual cap on aliens with master's or higher degrees who can enter the United States without being subject to H-1B visa limits. Exempts from direct numerical limitations:
(1) aliens with an advanced degree in science, technology, engineering, or math who have been working in a related field in the United States during the three-year period preceding their application for an employment-based immigrant visa;
(2) certain aliens who are priority workers or who have received a national interest waiver; and
(3) immediate relatives.

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