Obama signs emergency Border Bill, and stikes blow to H-1B


President Obama signed the H.R. 6080 bill into law on 8/13/10.

H.R. 6080 provides $600 million in emergency funds for fiscal 2010 to secure the Southwest border and enhance federal border protection and law enforcement.

Section 402 of the bill includes an increase in fees by about $2,250 for L visas and by $2,000 for employees on H-1B visas. This increase applies to companies with 50 or more employees in the U.S. and that have more than 50 percent of their U.S. workforce on H-1B or L visas.