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H-1B, L-1 Visa Reform Bills Introduced In U.S. Congress

Monday, 06 March 2017, 11:07 Hrs
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It recommends increasing penalties on those who violate the law, and provides visa holders with a list of rights before they enter the US to ensure they are better protected against mistreatment or underpayment of wages. 

"This legislation will offer reforms that eliminate the abuse of the H1-B visa programme. As the son of immigrants, I know that immigrants strengthen our nation and economy. But we cannot allow for companies to underpay foreign workers and use them to replace American workers," Khanna said.

"Instead, we need American companies to invest in our own workforce. The bill will prevent the exploitation of foreign workers while still recognising the contributions immigrants make to our economy," he said. 

Congressman Pascrell said abusing the visa system to get cheap labor hurts the American middle class and is something he cannot accept. 

"The critical reforms in this bill will support American workers and create safeguards against the exploitation of visa workers," he said. 

"Too often companies capitalise on the loopholes in our immigration system to displace high-skilled American workers in search of cheap labor. This bipartisan legislation presents a real opportunity to prevent fraud and abuse in our visa system so it better serves the American worker," Brat said. 

According to the Congressman, the legislation would close loopholes in the H-1B and L visa programmes to reduce fraud and abuse, provide protections for American workers and visa holders, and require more transparency in the recruitment of foreign workers. 

"This bipartisan legislation would overhaul the H-1B and L-1 visa programmes to protect workers and crack down on foreign outsourcing companies which deprive qualified Americans of high-skill jobs," the media release said.

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Source: PTI
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