Summary: H.R.4340 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4340. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (11/09/2017)

American Labor, Wages, and Sovereignty Act or the American LAWS Act

This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and (2) reduce the worldwide fiscal year level for family-sponsored immigration.

Legal Workforce Act

The bill revises the employment eligibility verification process. It also increases employer penalties for the unlawful hiring of illegal aliens.

The bill establishes a nonimmigrant alien visa for the parent of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years old.

The Department of Homeland Security shall establish: (1) an employment eligibility verification system (EEVS), patterned after the E-Verify system; (2) programs to block the use of misused social security numbers and suspend the use of social security account numbers of identity fraud victims; and (3) at least two Identity Authentication Employment Eligibility Verification pilot programs using distinct technologies to provide employers with identity authentication and employment verification of new employees.