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House Republicans Release Bill on High-Skilled Immigration

September 29, 2011

Representative Jason Chaffetz, charged with drafting the House Republicans’ proposal on high-skilled immigration reform (as discussed in this post) released the bill last week.

It is HR 3012, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act. Rep. Chaffetz’s press release states:

“I am committed to helping fix legal immigration. Per country limits make no sense in the context of employment-based visas. Companies view all highly skilled immigrants as the same regardless of where they are from—be it India or Brazil,” said Chaffetz. “By removing per country limits, American companies will be able to access the best talent.”
The bill also adjusts family based visa limits from 7% per country to 15% per country.

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