Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 03092247 (posted Sep. 22, 2003)"
Section by Section Analysis of The L-1 Visa (Intracompany Transferee)
Reform Act of 2003.
On September 17, Senator Chambliss (R-GA) introduced the “L-1 Visa (Intracompany
Transferee) Reform Act of 2003.” Narrower in scope than previous L legislation,
this bill would modify only the L-1B visa program, re-instate the 1 year work
requirement for blanket applicants, and mandate collection of L-1 program
Specifically, this legislation would:
- Modify INA Section 214(c)(2) to prevent an L-1B visa holder from being
primarily stationed at the worksite of another employer in cases where:
- The L-1B visa holder will be controlled and supervised by an
unaffiliated employer, or
- The placement of the L-1B visa holder at the third party site is part of
an arrangement to provide labor for the third party rather than placement at
the third party site in connection in order to perform a duty involving
specialized knowledge specific to the petitioning employer.
- Strike from INA Section 214(c)(2)(A) the provision permitting the 6 month
work requirement for L-1 blanket petitions.
- Require Department of Homeland Security to maintain statistics on
petitions filed for L-1 visas, including the number of L-1B petitions approved
in total as well as the number of L-1B petitions approved where the visa
holder will work primarily offsite.
- If enacted, the legislation will go into affect 180 days after the date of