Saturday, February 8, 2014

In the House of Representatives Bill

1. H.R-2131 (Skills visa act) 
Authorizes the spouses of H-1B visa holders (H-4 visas) to work.

2. H.R-633 (Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2013) 
This is formerly H.R.3012 and it deals specifically with elimination of per country cap. It has no provision for work authorization of H-4 visa holders.

Check out- https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr633

3. H.R-15 (Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act)
Authorizes an H1B or L- visa spouse to work if he or she is the national of a country that permits reciprocal employment.Eliminates the per country limit for employment based (EB) immigrants.

Check out- http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th/house-bill/15

4. New Immigration Reform guidelines were released by the House of Representatives few weeks back.

Right now we don't know which provisions will be finalized  by the Senate  and the House.