H.R. 633: Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2013

Introduced:
Feb 13, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
33% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Jason Chaffetz
Representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 13, 2013
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3012 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Nov 29, 2011

S. 293 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 13, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 13, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

77% chance of getting past committee.
33% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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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Cosponsors
14 cosponsors (12D, 2R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/13/2013--Introduced.
Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2013 - 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 FY2013, 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 FY2011;
(2) 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; and
(3) for FY2015, 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 FY2013.
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, 2012, and shall apply beginning in FY2013.

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