The Department of Homeland Security shall maintain statistics regarding petitions filed, approved, extended, and amended with respect to nonimmigrants described in section
1101(a)(15)(L) of this title, including the number of such nonimmigrants who are classified on the basis of specialized knowledge and the number of nonimmigrants who are classified on the basis of specialized knowledge in order to work primarily at offsite locations.
Subsection (a) of this section shall apply to petitions filed on or after the effective date of this subtitle.
This subtitle, referred to in subsec. (b), means subtitle A (§§ 411–417) of title IV of div. J of Pub. L. 108–447. For the effective date of subtitle A, see section 417 ofPub. L. 108–447, set out as an Effective Date of 2004 Amendment note under section
1184 of this title.
Section was enacted as part of the L–1 Visa (Intracompany Transferee) Reform Act of 2004, and also as part of the L–1 Visa and H–1B Visa Reform Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, and not as part of the Immigration and Nationality Act which comprises this chapter.
Section effective 180 days after Dec. 8, 2004, see section 417 ofPub. L. 108–447, set out as an Effective Date of 2004 Amendment note under section
1184 of this title.
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