Three High-Skilled Visa Bills Introduced into the House

On March 14, three bills were introduced into the House of Representatives relating to high-skilled visas.

  • Rep. Smith (R-TX) introduced H.R. 5642 which would increase the numerical limitation with respect to H-1B non-immigrants for fiscal years 2008 and 2009.
  • Rep. Kennedy (D-RI) introduced H.R. 5634 which would exempt from numerical limitations any alien who has received a Ph.D. from an institution of higher education within the 3-year period preceding such alien’s petition for special immigrant status.
  • Rep. Giffords (D-AZ) introduced H.R. 5630 which would modify certain requirements with respect to H-1B non-immigrants.

In light of the pending H-1B visa lottery, these bills are critical to employers who hire foreign born professional workers. Contact your congressional representatives now in support of these measures.

AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 08031931 (posted Mar. 19, 2008)

Published by Ann Massey Badmus

Ann Badmus helps foreign national medical providers and their employers successfully cut through immigration red tape for fast and timely employment. Through her unique Immigration Prescription Program, she skillfully solves even the most complex immigration problems. Her comprehensive and clear advice has helped thousands of providers, employers, and recruiters avoid immigration delays, saving time and expense and providing a stress-free experience for all. Ann is frequently invited to speak about immigration issues before various organizations, including medical associations such as the American Academy of Neurology. She has also published numerous immigration articles and has authored a well-received book, The Immigration Prescription: The Practical Guide to Immigration for Foreign Born Physicians.

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