H.R. 4165 (101st): Employment-Related Immigration Act of 1990

Mar 01, 1990 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Charles “Chuck” Schumer
Representative for New York's 10th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 4300 (Related)
Family Unity and Employment Opportunity Immigration Act of 1990

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 03, 1990


This bill was introduced on March 1, 1990, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 01, 1990
Referred to Committee Mar 01, 1990
Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to employment-sponsored and independent immigration, and for other purposes.


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House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Employment-Related Immigration Act of 1990 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish the following immigrant categories:
(1) family-sponsored immigrants;
(2) employment-sponsored immigrants; and
(3) independent immigrants.
Sets worldwide and per country admission levels.
(Treats Hong Kong as a foreign state for such purposes.) Classifies H-1 nonimmigrant aliens (temporary non-agricultural workers) as:
(1) preeminent individuals; and
(2) professionals, including nurses.
(1) the Secretary of Labor to consult with industry and labor, and report to the Congress, when immigrants make up more than one percent of the members of a profession in a particular region; and
(2) that employer hiring petitions for such immigrants contain assurances with respect to wages, labor disputes, and citizen or immigrant recruitment.
Defines "managerial capacity" and "executive capacity" for L-1 nonimmigrant visa purposes.
Establishes a nonimmigrant classification (0 visa) for artists, entertainers, and athletes.
Provides pre-immigrant status adjustment for professional and management nonimmigrant aliens.
Revises the immigration admissions preference system to allocate family connection immigrant preferences as follows:
(1) unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens;
(2) spouses and unmarried sons and unmarried daughters of U.S. permanent residents;
(3) married sons and daughters of citizens; and
(4) brothers and sisters of citizens.
Allocates employment-sponsored immigrant preferences as follows:
(1) professionals of exceptional ability;
(2) managers and executives; and
(3) non-temporary shortage workers.
Requires labor certification for such immigrants.
Allocates independent immigrant preferences as follows:
(1) employment creation; and
(2) diversity immigrants.
Subjects an employer-alien to deportation for failure to comply with capital investment and employment requirements.
Revises labor certification and visa petition provisions.
Treats religious workers as temporary workers or as special immigrants under specified circumstances.

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