H.R. 213: Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2015

Introduced:

Jan 8, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Jan 8, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 8, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Jason Chaffetz

Representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 8, 2015
Length: 6 pages

Prognosis:

10% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

Sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT3) with cosponsors Reps. Raul Labrador (R-ID1) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA19), the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2015 would update the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate country-based restrictions on employment visas and to reduce country-based restrictions on family visas. (Press release) The original Act limits the combined total of work and family visas ...

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History

Jan 8, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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