The stakes in the outcome are monumental, cutting to the foundational idea that one person equals one vote, and carrying with it the potential to shape election outcomes for years to come. It also offers a test of how hard President Joe Biden and his party are willing to fight for their priorities, as well as those of their voters.
This bill “will put a stop at the voter suppression that we’re seeing debated right now,” said Rep Nikema Williams, a new congresswoman who represents the Georgia district that deceased voting rights champion John Lewis held for years.
Three American lawmakers have introduced a legislation in the House of Representatives that stops employers from hiring foreign H1B workers if they have recently, or plan to, furlough their US workers and requires employers to pay their H1B workers more than their American workers. The American Jobs First Act proposes to overhaul the H-1B visa
program by making changes in the Immigration and Nationality Act.
As per the text of the bill, a foreign guest worker may not be admitted or provided status as an H1B nonimmigrant in an occupational classification unless the petitioner employer has filed with the Secretary of Labor an application stating the employer is offering an annual wage to the H-1B non-immigrant that is the greater of the annual wage that was paid to the US citizen or lawful permanent resident employee who did identical or similar work during the 2 years before the petitioner employer filed such application; or $110.
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