Text: H.R.4609 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/24/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4609


To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the provisions governing employment of nonimmigrants under section 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b) of that Act to prevent the transfer of knowledge from United States workers for the purpose of facilitating their jobs being moved abroad.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 24, 2016

Mr. Kilmer (for himself and Mr. Collins of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the provisions governing employment of nonimmigrants under section 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b) of that Act to prevent the transfer of knowledge from United States workers for the purpose of facilitating their jobs being moved abroad.

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 “Keeping American Jobs Act”.

SEC. 2. Preventing displacement of United States workers.

Section 212(n)(1)(E)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(n)(1)((E)(ii)) is amended by inserting after the first sentence the following: “An application is described in this clause if the Secretary of Labor determines that it was filed by an employer for the primary purpose of using one or more United States workers to train the H–1B nonimmigrants workers sought in the job duties and responsibilities of the United States workers in order to lay off the United States workers and move their job or jobs abroad.”.


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