Four U.S. Senators, Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), and Chris Coons (D-Delware), introduced a new bill advocating for immigration reform for skilled workers. The reform called for increasing the H-1B cap from 65,000 to 115,000 and further creating an H-1B cap escalator depending on the needs of the economy.
The bill also calls for allowing for employment of the H-1B spouses, uncapping the US advanced degree exemption (currently limited to 20,000 per year), and increasing and making easier the portability of high skilled foreign workers.
STEM and immigrant visa reforms are also proposed, including recapturing green card numbers that were not used but approved by Congress in previous years.
To read the complete bill proposed, please download ImmigrationBill2013 PDF . For a summary of the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013, please download Summary PDF.