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December 19, 2007

Immigration Amendments Not Included In Omnibus Spending Bill

This week the House and Senate will attempt to pass an omnibus spending bill (H.R. 2764) before the congressional recess later this month. Sources report that two immigration amendments originally included in the Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill (H.R. 3093) will not be included in the omnibus measure.

The first is an amendment which contains language that would bar the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from taking legal action against organizations with English-only work rules. The second is an amendment, originally offered by Senator Mikulski (S.AMDT. 3311), that would extend the "returning worker exemption" in the H-2B program for fiscal year 2008.

Posted by VisaLawyer at December 19, 2007 06:40 AM


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