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H.R.477: Nuclear Family Priority Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Phil Gingrey, R-Ga.
Total Cosponsors 22 (1 Democrat, 21 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Nuclear Family Priority Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate parents from the definition of "immediate relatives" with respect to those aliens not subject to worldwide immigration levels or numerical limitations.

Replaces existing family-sponsored immigrant categories with a single preference allocation for spouses and children of permanent resident aliens.

Reduces the number of, and revises the calculation for, fiscal year family-sponsored immigrant entrants.

Establishes a nonimmigrant visa category for an alien who is a parent of a U.S. citizen at least 21 years old.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.
Feb. 4, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.