Senate passes H-1B visa reform bill amendment

Taylor, Colleen
June 2007
Electronic News;6/4/2007, Vol. 53 Issue 23, p8
Trade Publication
This article explains that the price U.S. companies pay for foreign workers could become higher as the U.S. Senate voted in favor of an amendment to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 that hikes up the fee a company pays for an H-1B visa from $1,500 to $5,000 each. The bill under consideration in the House and the Senate would raise the H-1B cap to 115,000. The bill would also raise the limit on employment-based visas from 140,000 to 290,000 per year.


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