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HR 2278 RS

Calendar No. 292

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2278

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 6, 2001

Received

October 16, 2001

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

December 13, 2001

Reported by Mr. LEAHY, without amendment


AN ACT

To provide for work authorization for nonimmigrant spouses of intracompany transferees, and to reduce the period of time during which certain intracompany transferees have to be continuously employed before applying for admission to the United States.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. WORK AUTHORIZATION FOR SPOUSES OF INTRACOMPANY TRANSFEREES.

    Section 214(c)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    `(E) In the case of an alien spouse admitted under section 101(a)(15)(L), who is accompanying or following to join a principal alien admitted under such section, the Attorney General shall authorize the alien spouse to engage in employment in the United States and provide the spouse with an `employment authorized' endorsement or other appropriate work permit.'.

SEC. 2. REDUCTION OF REQUIRED PERIOD OF PRIOR CONTINUOUS EMPLOYMENT FOR CERTAIN INTRACOMPANY TRANSFEREES.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 214(c)(2)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(c)(2)(A)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    `In the case of an alien seeking admission under section 101(a)(15)(L), the 1-year period of continuous employment required under such section is deemed to be reduced to a 6-month period if the importing employer has filed a blanket petition under this subparagraph and met the requirements for expedited processing of aliens covered under such petition.'.

    (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 101(a)(15)(L) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(L)) is amended by striking `an alien who,' and inserting `subject to section 214(c)(2), an alien who,'.

Passed the House of Representatives September 5, 2001.

Attest:

JEFF TRANDAHL,

Clerk.

Calendar No. 292

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2278

AN ACT

To provide for work authorization for nonimmigrant spouses of intracompany transferees, and to reduce the period of time during which certain intracompany transferees have to be continuously employed before applying for admission to the United States.


December 13, 2001

Reported without amendment

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