Bipartisan Skilled Immigration Bill Introduced in Senate

In late March, Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced the H–1B and L–1 Visa Reform Act of 2023

  • The bipartisan bill would require employers to post H-1B jobs on a public website and require employers to recruit American workers and provide evidence they have not displaced a U.S. worker when hiring a foreign worker.
  • The legislation forbids an employer from having more than 50% of its employees as H-1B holders if the employer has more than 50 employees. 
  • In addition, the bill prioritizes immigrants who have an advanced degree in STEM from a U.S. higher education institution. 

The bill’s prospects are unclear, but it is a rare example of bipartisanship on an issue relating to immigration.