H.R.1044: Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019

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Bill Cosponsors

287 (194 Democrats, 93 Republicans)

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Bill Summary

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 This bill increases the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from 7% of the total number of such visas available that year to 15%, and eliminates the 7% cap for employment-based immigrant visas. It also removes an offset that reduced the number of visas for individuals from China. The bill also establishes transition rules for employment-based visas from FY2020-FY2022, by reserving a...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There is one statement associated with H.R.1044.

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 22
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Feb. 7
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Feb. 7

Introduced in the House by Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)

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