As the Senate prepares to vote on a bill to reform the H-1B visa program, a panel of experts is warning that the bill is a major departure from past efforts.
The panel’s recommendations are designed to address concerns that the proposed reforms are discriminatory, but are not clear enough about what they would actually do.
The bill, known as the American Jobs Act, was passed by the House in December, but not the Senate.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will now begin debating the bill this week, and it’s unclear whether the Senate will take up it.
The House passed its own version of the bill last month.
The amendment would allow foreign workers to bring spouses and children to the U.S. in the form of a work visa.
The legislation would also allow foreign students to stay in the U and work in the United States as well.
The proposed bill is backed by the Chamber of Commerce and the American Federation of Teachers.
But it’s also backed by labor unions and business groups that argue that the measure does not go far enough to ensure American workers have a fair shot at becoming productive citizens.
It’s also a major contrast to past immigration reform efforts.
In 2016, President Trump signed a bill that created a temporary work visa program and a temporary immigrant visas program.
The two programs were both named for former President George W. Bush.
The Bush administration was criticized for its “disproportionate” use of the H1B visas, which are intended for high-skilled immigrants to fill low-wage jobs.
Critics said the H2B program is similar to the H visa program in that it gives foreign workers an opportunity to work in other countries for up to five years.
The H visas are available to foreign students and workers without a high school diploma.
The new bill would add a temporary foreign worker program, and the Senate is expected to take up the legislation this week.
It would allow for a temporary increase in the number of visas, and would allow the H visas to be used to hire foreign workers who are already working in the country.
There are other aspects of the proposal that are controversial, but the Chamber’s concerns aren’t unique.
Last month, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) proposed a bill, the Temporary Employment Authorization Act, that would make it easier for companies to hire American workers, even if they’re not American citizens.
Cotton’s bill, which he introduced last month, is similar in that its goal is to “provide the flexibility to provide the H worker visa to qualified foreign workers in the short-term while also allowing for the creation of a temporary temporary foreign workers program.”