S.2365 - Protecting American Jobs Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] (Introduced 12/08/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/08/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2365 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (12/08/2015)
Protecting American Jobs Act
This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to reduce the fiscal year cap on H-1B nonimmigrant visas (specialty occupations) from 65,000 to 50,000.
If for a fiscal year more than 50,000 H-1B petitions are filed, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shall allocate available visas to petitions for those workers who will earn the highest wages.
IF H-1B visa petitions seek more than 20,000 aliens who have earned a master's or higher degree from a U.S. institution of higher education, DHS shall also allocate the available visas for those petitions seeking such workers who will earn the highest wages.