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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Fix American Job-Killing Visa Mess

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) introduced a long overdue bill to close the multiple loopholes in the H-1B and L-1 visas. Called the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act, the legislation would protect U.S. workers and crack down on foreign outsourcing companies’ abuses that deprive qualified Americans from gaining employment and getting high-paying jobs. U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) is a co-sponsor.

Good News for American Workers; No Match Letters Return

Effective April 6, the Social Security Administration (SSA) resumed sending no-match letters to employers whose workers are using a Social Security number that does not match the SSA’s 2010 tax records. The practice had been discontinued in 2007 after debate about what the immigration compliance consequences might be for workers who presented social security numbers that had dubious validity.

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