S.1035 - H-1B and L-1 Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Durbin, Richard [D-IL] (Introduced 03/29/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/15/2007 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S6080-6081) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1035 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.