H.R.170 - Protect and Grow American Jobs Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] (Introduced 01/03/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||01/13/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.170 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.