New Cosponsor — Sep 10, 2012
New Cosponsor: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
The bill now has 5 cosponsors (5 Democrats).
Dec 13, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013
This bill was introduced on December 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senior Senator from New York
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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2011
Length: 8 pages
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.
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 ... Read more >
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Last Action: Nov 29, 2011
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 15, 2011
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S. 1983 — 112th Congress: Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s1983
“S. 1983 — 112th Congress: Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011.” www.GovTrack.us. 2011. October 9, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s1983>
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