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H.R. 3648: EAGLE Act of 2021

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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.

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Zoe Lofgren

Sponsor. Representative for California's 19th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 1, 2021
Length: 36 pages
Jun 1, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jun 1, 2021

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76 Cosponsors (68 Democrats, 8 Republicans)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Lofgren, Curtis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Eliminate Arbitrary Per-Country Limits on Employment-Based Visas
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] (Sponsor) on Jun 2, 2021

Congressman Krishnamoorthi Urges Senate To Pass Build Back Better Act With Provisions He Championed To Address Green Card Backlog
    — Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL8] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 26, 2021

Curtis, Lofgren Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Eliminate Arbitrary Per-Country Limits on Employment-Based Visas
    — Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 2, 2021

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Jun 1, 2021

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