Maryland’s House Economic Matters Committee will be voting in the next couple of days on HB 950, an anti-immigrant Bill aimed at addressing the “problem” of Maryland residents losing their jobs to H-1B and L-1 workers. The Bill would require every Maryland employer with H-1B or L-1 workers to provide information to a Maryland agency about their employees with H-1B or L-1 status.
AILA-DC has submitted written testimony in opposition to this Bill, as has the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and others. Nonetheless, support for this Bill appears to be growing. It is critical that the Economic Matters Committee hear from Maryland employers who utilize H-1B and L-1 workers concerning the impact of this bill and why it is bad for business and bad for Maryland. If you and/or the Maryland employers you represent would be willing to contact Committee members and express opposition, now is the time.
Please remember, as always, this blog does not offer legal advice. If you need legal advice, consult with a lawyer instead of a blog. Thank you.