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S.169: I-Squared Act of 2013
About this Bill
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|Sponsor||Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah|
|Total Cosponsors||26 (14 Democrats, 1 Independent, 11 Republicans)|
|Introduced||Jan. 29, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Jan. 29, 2013|
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Immigration Innovation Act of 2013 or the I-Squared Act of 2013 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish an annual cap on H-1B visas (specialty occupations) at between 115,000 and 300,000 visas depending upon market conditions and existing demand. Sets forth allocation provisions.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) authorize the accompanying spouse of an H-1B alien to work in the United States, and (2) provide such spouse with an appropriate work permit.
Prohibits the Secretary of Homeland Security from denying a petition to extend the status of an H-1B or L-visa (intra-company transferee) nonimmigrant involving the same alien and petitioner unless the Secretary determines that: (1) there was a material error in the previous petition approval, (2) a substantial change in circumstances has taken place that renders the nonimmigrant ineligible for such status, or (3) new information has been discovered that adversely impacts the e...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Jan. 29, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S364-367)|