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Introduced in House (01/03/2017)

Protect and Grow American Jobs Act

This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise the definition of "exempt H-1B nonimmigrant" to eliminate the masters or higher degree requirement and raise the annual salary threshold requirement from $60,000 to $100,000.

(An exempt H-1B nonimmigrant is a nonimmigrant H-1B [specialty occupation] worker meeting certain criteria whom an H-1B dependent employer may hire without having to satisfy certain otherwise applicable H-1B hiring criteria. An H-1B dependent employer is generally one whose H-1B workers comprise 15% or more of the employer's total workforce, with different thresholds applying to smaller employers.)

The bill requires an inflation adjustment to the salary threshold every third fiscal year.

Actions Overview (1)

01/03/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

01/13/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: House Judiciary
01/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2017 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Titles (2)

Short Titles:

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced:

Protect and Grow American Jobs Act

Official Titles:

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced:

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the definition of "exempt H-1B nonimmigrant".

Subjects (6)

  • Employee hiring
  • Foreign labor
  • Inflation and prices
  • Visas and passports
  • Wages and earnings

Cosponsors (7)

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary01/03/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security01/13/2017 Referred to

Related Bills (0)

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