A bill 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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Companion Bill — Passed House
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3012 (112th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S. 1857 (112th).
S. 1857 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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