H.R.2849 - USA Jobs Protection Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Johnson, Nancy L. [R-CT-5] (Introduced 07/24/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||09/04/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2849 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/24/2003)
USA Jobs Protection Act of 2003 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise L-1 nonimmigrant visa provisions (intracompany transfers). Prohibits the admission of an L-1 worker unless the employer files an application with the Secretary of Labor stating that the employer will: (1) not place the worker with another employer; (2) make the L-1 application available for public examination and compilation by the Secretary; (3) provide wage comparability; and (4) not displace U.S. workers during the period of 180 days before and after the L-1 hiring.
Requires an employer, prior to petitioning for admission of a specialized knowledge L-1 worker, to file an application with the Secretary stating that good faith steps have been taken to recruit U.S. workers for the job for which the L-1 worker is sought.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to consult annually with the Secretary respecting the use and effect of blanket L-1 petitions.
Increases the L-1 prior employment abroad requirement. Reduces the period of L-1 admission. Establishes an L-1 employer petition fee.
Authorizes the Secretary of Labor to initiate an L-1 employer investigation.
Revises H-1B nonimmigrant visa provisions (temporary workers) to: (1) subject all H-1B employers (currently H-1B dependent employers) to such provisions; (2) lengthen U.S. worker displacement protection; and (3) authorize the Secretary of Labor to initiate an H-1B employer investigation.
Directs the General Accounting Office to investigate the implementation and impact of amendments made by this Act.