H.R. 3012 (112th): Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011

Introduced:
Sep 22, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
See Instead:

S. 1983 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 13, 2011

Sponsor
Jason Chaffetz
Representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Nov 30, 2011
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 633 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2013

S. 1857 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 10, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 29, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Sep 22, 2011
Referred to Committee Sep 22, 2011
Reported by Committee Oct 27, 2011
Passed House Nov 29, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Nov 29, 2011 6:56 p.m.
Passed 389/15

Cosponsors
11 cosponsors (6D, 5R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Library of Congress Summary

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11/29/2011--Passed House amended.
Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) eliminate the per country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, and (2) increase the per country numerical limitation for family based immigrants from 7% to 15% of the total number of family-sponsored visas.
Amends the Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992 to eliminate the provision requiring the reduction of annual Chinese (PRC) immigrant visas to offset status adjustments under such Act.
Sets forth the following transition period for employment-based second and third preference (EB-2 and EB-3) immigrant visas:
(1) for FY2012, 15% of such visas allotted to natives of countries other than the two countries with the largest aggregate numbers of natives obtaining such visas in FY2010;
(2) for FY2013, 10% of such visas allotted in each category to natives of countries other than the two with the largest aggregate numbers of natives obtaining such visas in FY2011; and
(3) for FY2014, 10% of such visas allotted in each category to natives of countries other than the two with the largest aggregate numbers of natives obtaining such visas in FY2012.
Sets forth the following per country distribution rules: (1) for transition period visas, not more than 25% of the total number of EB-2 and EB-3 visas for natives of a single country; and (2) for non-transition period visas, not more than 85% of EB-2 and EB-3 visas for natives of a single country.
Provides that the amendments made by this Act will take place as if enacted on September 30, 2011, and shall apply beginning in FY2012.

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