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

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 14 (12 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action April 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

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 visa...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.