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Short Titles as Introduced

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2015

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

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.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/08/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
02/02/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2015Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/08/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (147)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1]* 01/08/2015
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 01/08/2015
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 01/20/2015
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] 01/20/2015
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 01/20/2015
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] 01/20/2015
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 01/20/2015
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 02/17/2015
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 02/17/2015
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 02/17/2015
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 02/17/2015
Rep. Hanna, Richard L. [R-NY-22] 02/17/2015
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 02/17/2015
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 02/17/2015
Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] 02/17/2015
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 03/03/2015
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 03/16/2015
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] 03/16/2015
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 03/24/2015
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 04/14/2015
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 04/14/2015
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] 04/14/2015
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 04/14/2015
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 04/16/2015
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 04/28/2015
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 04/28/2015
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 04/28/2015
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 04/30/2015
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 04/30/2015
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 06/02/2015
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] 06/10/2015
Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] 06/10/2015
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] 06/12/2015
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 06/17/2015
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] 06/17/2015
Rep. Zinke, Ryan K. [R-MT-At Large] 06/17/2015
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 06/17/2015
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 06/24/2015
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 06/24/2015
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2] 07/07/2015
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 07/07/2015
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 07/07/2015
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 07/08/2015
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 07/09/2015
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 07/13/2015
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] 07/14/2015
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 07/20/2015
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 07/21/2015
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] 09/17/2015
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 09/17/2015
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] 09/17/2015
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 09/25/2015
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] 09/29/2015
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 09/30/2015
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 10/05/2015
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 10/06/2015
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 10/06/2015
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 10/23/2015
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 10/28/2015
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 11/16/2015
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 11/16/2015
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 12/08/2015
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 12/17/2015
Rep. Dold, Robert J. [R-IL-10] 12/17/2015
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 12/17/2015
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 02/01/2016
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 02/01/2016
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 05/10/2016
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 07/12/2016
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 09/06/2016
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 09/06/2016
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 09/06/2016
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 09/06/2016
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 09/06/2016
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] 09/06/2016
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 09/06/2016
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 09/06/2016
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20] 09/06/2016
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 09/06/2016
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 09/06/2016
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 09/06/2016
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 09/07/2016
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 09/07/2016
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 09/07/2016
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 09/07/2016
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] 09/07/2016
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 09/07/2016
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 09/07/2016
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 09/07/2016
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21] 09/07/2016
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 09/08/2016
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 09/08/2016
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 09/09/2016
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 09/09/2016
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3] 09/12/2016
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 09/12/2016
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 09/12/2016
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 09/13/2016
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 09/13/2016
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 09/13/2016
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 09/13/2016
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 09/13/2016
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 09/14/2016
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 09/19/2016
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 09/20/2016
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 09/20/2016
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 09/20/2016
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 09/20/2016
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 09/20/2016
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 09/20/2016
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 09/20/2016
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 09/20/2016
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 09/20/2016
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 09/20/2016
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 09/20/2016
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 09/21/2016
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 09/21/2016
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 09/22/2016
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 09/22/2016
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19] 09/22/2016
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 09/27/2016
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 09/27/2016
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 09/27/2016
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 09/27/2016
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 09/27/2016
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 09/28/2016
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 09/28/2016
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 11/14/2016
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 11/14/2016
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 11/14/2016
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 11/14/2016
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 11/14/2016
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 11/14/2016
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13] 11/14/2016
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1] 11/14/2016
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 11/14/2016
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 11/16/2016
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 11/18/2016
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 11/18/2016
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 11/18/2016
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 11/30/2016
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 11/30/2016
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 11/30/2016
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 11/30/2016
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 12/06/2016
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 12/06/2016
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 12/08/2016

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary01/08/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security02/02/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/08/2015)

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2015

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 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:

  • for FY2015, 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;
  • for FY2016, 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 visas in FY2012; and
  • for FY2017, 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 visas in FY2015.

Sets forth the following per country distribution rules: (1) for transition period visas, not more than 25% of the total number of EB-2 and EB-3 visas for natives of a single country; and (2) for non-transition period visas, not more than 85% of EB-2 and EB-3 visas for natives of a single country.

Provides that the amendments made by this Act will take place as if enacted on September 30, 2014, and shall apply beginning in FY2015.