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Three High-Skilled Visa Bills Introduced into the House

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

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.

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