Since 2005, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) has been introducing H-1B reform legislation in the House and getting nowhere. But with the bill he introduced today, he might have struck gold. Pascrell calls his bill bipartisan, but that doesn’t quite do it justice. The co-sponsors of this bill, called the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017, are about as far apart politically as you can get. This legislation, perhaps more than any other H-1B reform bill introduced in either chamber, illustrates the belief that visa reform is a strongly bipartisan issue that can bring together otherwise divided lawmakers. One co-sponsor is Dave Brat (R-Va.), who beat U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, the then house Republican majority leader, in a 2014 primary and then went on to win general election. Brat, an economist by training, was backed by the local Tea Party, and campaigned as a steadfast conservative against Cantor. “U.S. immigration policy should serve the interests of the American worker,” said Brat, in a statement. “When I came to Congress I promised to examine where our immigration laws are falling short,” he said. Pascrell’s bill requires employers to make a “good faith effort” to hire U.S. workers before hiring… Read full this story
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