Text: H.R.3564 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3564

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the Optional 
          Practical Training Program, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 27, 2019

  Mr. Gosar introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                       Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the Optional 
          Practical Training Program, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Fairness for High-Skilled Americans 
Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. ELIMINATING THE OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAM.

    Section 274A(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
1324a) is amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(4) Employment authorization for aliens no longer engaged 
        in full-time study in the united states.--Notwithstanding any 
        other provision of law, no alien present in the United States 
        as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(F)(i) may be 
        provided employment authorization in the United States pursuant 
        to the Optional Practical Training Program, or any such 
        successor program, without an express Act of Congress 
        authorizing such a program.''.
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