Summary: S.1035 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/29/2007)

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.