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HR 3736 - Nonimmigrant Specialty Workers bill - Key Vote

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Nick Rahall II voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (288-133) - (Key vote)

Title: Nonimmigrant Specialty Workers bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to increase the number of temporary visas granted to highly skilled immigrant workers.

Highlights:
  • Increases the maximum number of visas for skilled workers from 65,000 to 115,000 by 2000 and reduces maximum back down to 107,500 in 2001 and 65,000 by 2002.
  • Increases penalties for companies that replace American workers with immigrants.
  • Requires companies to recruit American workers before immigrants.
  • Charges employers a $500 visa application and renewal fee for every immigrant and applies this money to college scholarships and worker training programs.
  • Allows Department of Labor to conduct random investigations to enforce new guidelines.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Nonimmigrant Specialty Workers bill

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