Cruz Releases New H-1B Bill With 'Cool Off' Layoff Period

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Law360, New York (December 11, 2015, 8:41 PM ET) — Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a bill Thursday that would reshape the H1-B visa program, including creating a “layoff cool-off period” and doing away with Optional Practical Training, a program that allows foreign students to work.

Cruz, R-Tex., and bill co-sponsor, Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said the cool-off period in their legislation would not allow employers to bring on foreign workers under the skilled worker visa program within two years of layoffs, furloughs or employee strikes.

Their plan also calls for an end…

Source: Law360