Summary: H.R.3775 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3775. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/14/2017)

Immigration in the National Interest Act of 2017

This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to:

  • eliminate the diversity visa program;
  • replace the current employment visa system with a skills-based point system;
  • revise the worldwide level of family-sponsored immigrants, including by eliminating certain family-based immigration preferences;
  • establish a 50,000 annual limit for refugees given permanent resident status;
  • create a nonimmigrant visa for parents of U.S. citizen children who are at least 21 years old; and
  • establish a new visa for immigrants seeking to enter the United States to engage in a new commercial enterprise.

The bill prohibits an alien from being be naturalized if his or her sponsor has not repaid the federal government for any means-tested public benefits received by the alien during the five-year period beginning on the date the alien was lawfully admitted for permanent residence.