H.R.471 - Illegal Alien Employment Disincentive Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-23] (Introduced 01/21/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/13/1997 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (01/21/1997)
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 471 Introduced in House (IH)] 105th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 471 To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to not count work experience as an unauthorized alien for purposes of admission as an employment-based immigrant or an H-1B nonimmigrant. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 21, 1997 Mr. Gallegly introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to not count work experience as an unauthorized alien for purposes of admission as an employment-based immigrant or an H-1B nonimmigrant. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Illegal Alien Employment Disincentive Act of 1997''. SEC. 2. NOT COUNTING WORK EXPERIENCE AS AN UNAUTHORIZED ALIEN FOR PURPOSES OF ADMISSION AS A WORKER. (a) For Admission as an Employment-Based Immigrant.--Section 203(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1153(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ``(7) Not counting work experience as an unauthorized alien.--For purposes of this subsection, work experience obtained in employment in the United States with respect to which (and during the period for which) the alien was an unauthorized alien (as defined in section 274A(h)(3)) shall not be taken into account.''. (b) For Classification as an H-1B Nonimmigrant.--Section 214 of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1184) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(l) Work experience obtained in employment in the United States with respect to which (and during the period for which) the alien was an unauthorized alien (as defined in section 274A(h)(3)) shall not be taken into account in determining eligibility to be classified as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b).''. (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall apply to visas issued (and adjustments and changes of status effected) on or after the date of the enactment of this Act, regardless of whether the work experience as an unauthorized alien occurred before, on, or after such date. <all>