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Short Titles as Introduced

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017

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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
01/10/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
07/11/2017-2:07pmASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Yoder asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 392, a bill originally introduced by Representative Chaffetz, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/06/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/10/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/10/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (329)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 01/10/2017
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 01/10/2017
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 01/12/2017
Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] 01/12/2017
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1] 01/12/2017
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 01/24/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 01/24/2017
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 01/24/2017
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 01/24/2017
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 01/24/2017
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 01/24/2017
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 01/24/2017
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 01/24/2017
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 01/24/2017
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 01/24/2017
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 02/01/2017
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 02/01/2017
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 02/01/2017
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 02/01/2017
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 02/01/2017
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 02/01/2017
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 02/01/2017
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 02/01/2017
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 02/01/2017
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 02/01/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 02/01/2017
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 02/01/2017
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 02/01/2017
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 02/01/2017
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 02/03/2017
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 02/03/2017
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 02/03/2017
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 02/03/2017
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 02/06/2017
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] 02/06/2017
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 02/06/2017
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 02/06/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 02/06/2017
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 02/06/2017
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 02/06/2017
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 02/06/2017
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 02/06/2017
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 02/06/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 02/13/2017
Rep. Woodall, Rob [R-GA-7] 02/13/2017
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 02/13/2017
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 02/13/2017
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 02/13/2017
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] 02/13/2017
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 02/13/2017
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 02/13/2017
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 02/13/2017
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 02/13/2017
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 02/13/2017
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-8] 02/13/2017
Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] 02/13/2017
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 02/13/2017
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 02/15/2017
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 02/15/2017
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 02/15/2017
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 02/15/2017
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 02/15/2017
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 02/15/2017
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 02/15/2017
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 02/27/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 02/27/2017
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 02/27/2017
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 02/27/2017
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 02/27/2017
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 02/27/2017
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 02/27/2017
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] 02/27/2017
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 02/27/2017
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 02/27/2017
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 02/27/2017
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 02/27/2017
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 02/27/2017
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 03/06/2017
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 03/06/2017
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 03/06/2017
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 03/06/2017
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 03/06/2017
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 03/06/2017
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 03/06/2017
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 03/06/2017
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 03/07/2017
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 03/07/2017
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 03/07/2017
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 03/07/2017
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 03/07/2017
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 03/07/2017
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2] 03/07/2017
Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] 03/07/2017
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 03/09/2017
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 03/09/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 03/09/2017
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 03/09/2017
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] 03/09/2017
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12] 03/09/2017
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-16] 03/09/2017
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] 03/10/2017
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 03/10/2017
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] 03/15/2017
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 03/15/2017
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 03/15/2017
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 03/15/2017
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 03/15/2017
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] 03/15/2017
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 03/15/2017
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 03/15/2017
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 03/15/2017
Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] 03/17/2017
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 03/17/2017
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 03/17/2017
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 03/17/2017
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] 03/17/2017
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 03/17/2017
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 03/17/2017
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 03/20/2017
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 03/20/2017
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 03/20/2017
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] 03/22/2017
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 03/22/2017
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 03/22/2017
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 03/22/2017
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 03/22/2017
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 03/22/2017
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 03/23/2017
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 03/23/2017
Rep. Faso, John J. [R-NY-19] 03/27/2017
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 03/27/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 03/27/2017
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 03/28/2017
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 03/28/2017
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 03/28/2017
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 04/03/2017
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] 04/03/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 04/03/2017
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 04/03/2017
Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4] 04/03/2017
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1] 04/03/2017
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 04/03/2017
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 04/03/2017
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 04/03/2017
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 04/05/2017
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] 04/05/2017
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 04/05/2017
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 04/05/2017
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2] 04/06/2017
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 04/06/2017
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 04/26/2017
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 04/26/2017
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 04/26/2017
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 04/26/2017
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 04/26/2017
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 04/26/2017
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 04/26/2017
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 04/26/2017
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 04/26/2017
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 04/26/2017
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 04/26/2017
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3] 04/26/2017
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 04/26/2017
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 04/26/2017
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 04/26/2017
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 04/27/2017
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 04/27/2017
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 05/04/2017
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] 05/04/2017
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 05/04/2017
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 05/04/2017
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 05/04/2017
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 05/04/2017
Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18] 05/04/2017
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 05/04/2017
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 05/04/2017
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] 05/04/2017
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 05/04/2017
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 05/04/2017
Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] 05/25/2017
Rep. Garrett, Thomas A., Jr. [R-VA-5] 05/25/2017
Rep. Lewis, Jason [R-MN-2] 05/25/2017
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 05/25/2017
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 05/25/2017
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] 05/25/2017
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] 05/25/2017
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 05/25/2017
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 05/25/2017
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 05/25/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 05/25/2017
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 05/25/2017
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 05/25/2017
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 05/25/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 06/02/2017
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 06/02/2017
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 06/02/2017
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 06/07/2017
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 06/07/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 06/07/2017
Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] 06/13/2017
Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7] 06/13/2017
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 06/13/2017
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 06/21/2017
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 06/21/2017
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 06/21/2017
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 06/22/2017
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 06/28/2017
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 07/19/2017
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 07/19/2017
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 07/19/2017
Rep. Denham, Jeff [R-CA-10] 07/19/2017
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 07/27/2017
Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23] 07/27/2017
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 08/01/2017
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 08/01/2017
Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3] 09/05/2017
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 09/05/2017
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 09/05/2017
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] 09/05/2017
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 09/05/2017
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 09/05/2017
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 09/05/2017
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 09/05/2017
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 09/05/2017
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 09/05/2017
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 09/05/2017
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 09/05/2017
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 09/08/2017
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 09/08/2017
Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12] 09/08/2017
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] 09/14/2017
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] 09/14/2017
Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4] 09/14/2017
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 09/14/2017
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 09/14/2017
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 09/14/2017
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 09/14/2017
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 09/14/2017
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 09/25/2017
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] 09/25/2017
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 09/25/2017
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 09/25/2017
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4] 09/25/2017
Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] 09/25/2017
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 09/26/2017
Rep. Estes, Ron [R-KS-4] 09/26/2017
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 09/27/2017
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 09/27/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 09/28/2017
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 10/03/2017
Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2] 10/03/2017
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 10/03/2017
Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3] 10/06/2017
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 10/06/2017
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 10/12/2017
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 10/23/2017
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 10/23/2017
Rep. Comer, James [R-KY-1] 10/24/2017
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 10/24/2017
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 10/24/2017
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 10/24/2017
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 10/25/2017
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 10/25/2017
Rep. Taylor, Scott [R-VA-2] 10/26/2017
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 10/26/2017
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] 10/31/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 10/31/2017
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1] 10/31/2017
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 10/31/2017
Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3] 11/01/2017
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 11/01/2017
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 11/03/2017
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 11/03/2017
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 11/06/2017
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 11/06/2017
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 11/06/2017
Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] 11/06/2017
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1] 12/04/2017
Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3] 12/15/2017
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 01/12/2018
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 02/06/2018
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 02/06/2018
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 02/08/2018
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 02/08/2018
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 02/13/2018
Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] 02/13/2018
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1] 02/13/2018
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 02/13/2018
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 02/13/2018
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 02/13/2018
Resident Commissioner Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] 02/14/2018
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 02/14/2018
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 02/20/2018
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 02/27/2018
Rep. Handel, Karen C. [R-GA-6] 03/20/2018
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] 03/26/2018
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 03/29/2018
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 04/10/2018
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 04/13/2018
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 05/18/2018
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 05/21/2018
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 06/14/2018
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 07/06/2018
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-18] 07/25/2018
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 09/10/2018
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] 09/24/2018

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House Judiciary01/10/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security02/06/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/10/2017)

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017

This bill 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.

The Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992 is amended to eliminate the provision requiring the reduction of annual Chinese immigrant visas to offset status adjustments under such Act.

The bill establishes a transition period during which a percentage of employment-based second and third preference (EB-2 and EB-3) immigrant visas are reserved as follows:

  • for FY2017, 15% of such visas are allotted to natives of countries other than the two countries with the largest aggregate numbers of natives obtaining such visas in FY2011;
  • for FY2018, 10% of such visas are 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 FY2019, 10% of such visas are allotted in each category to natives of countries other than the two with the largest aggregate numbers of natives obtaining such visas in FY2015.

During the transition period, not more than 25% of the total number of the reserved EB-2 and EB-3 visas shall be allotted to natives of a single country.

For FY2015-FY2017, not more than 85% of the unreserved EB-2 and EB-3 visas shall be allotted to natives of a single country.

Amendments made by this bill shall apply beginning in FY2017.