Summary: H.R.4165 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4165. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/01/1990)

Employment-Related Immigration Act of 1990 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish the following immigrant categories: (1) family-sponsored immigrants; (2) employment-sponsored immigrants; and (3) independent immigrants. Sets worldwide and per country admission levels. (Treats Hong Kong as a foreign state for such purposes.)

Classifies H-1 nonimmigrant aliens (temporary non-agricultural workers) as: (1) preeminent individuals; and (2) professionals, including nurses.

Requires: (1) the Secretary of Labor to consult with industry and labor, and report to the Congress, when immigrants make up more than one percent of the members of a profession in a particular region; and (2) that employer hiring petitions for such immigrants contain assurances with respect to wages, labor disputes, and citizen or immigrant recruitment.

Defines "managerial capacity" and "executive capacity" for L-1 nonimmigrant visa purposes.

Establishes a nonimmigrant classification (0 visa) for artists, entertainers, and athletes.

Provides pre-immigrant status adjustment for professional and management nonimmigrant aliens.

Revises the immigration admissions preference system to allocate family connection immigrant preferences as follows: (1) unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens; (2) spouses and unmarried sons and unmarried daughters of U.S. permanent residents; (3) married sons and daughters of citizens; and (4) brothers and sisters of citizens.

Allocates employment-sponsored immigrant preferences as follows: (1) professionals of exceptional ability; (2) managers and executives; and (3) non-temporary shortage workers. Requires labor certification for such immigrants.

Allocates independent immigrant preferences as follows: (1) employment creation; and (2) diversity immigrants.

Subjects an employer-alien to deportation for failure to comply with capital investment and employment requirements.

Revises labor certification and visa petition provisions.

Treats religious workers as temporary workers or as special immigrants under specified circumstances.