All Information (Except Text) for S.354 - RAISE Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 02/13/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/13/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the Diversity Visa Program, to limit the President's discretion in setting the number of refugees admitted annually to the United States, to reduce the number of family-sponsored immigrants, to create a new nonimmigrant classification for the parents of adult United States citizens, and for other purposes.
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|02/13/2017||Introduced in Senate|
All Actions (1)
|02/13/2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
Action By: Senate
|Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA]*||02/13/2017|
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|Senate Judiciary||02/13/2017||Referred to|
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Introduced in Senate (02/13/2017)
Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act or the RAISE Act
This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant visa category.
The fiscal year limit for refugee admissions is set at 50,000.
The President shall annually enumerate the previous year's number of asylees.
The bill defines: (1) "immediate relative" as the under-21 year old child or spouse of a U.S. citizen, and (2) "family-sponsored immigrant" as the under-21 year old child or spouse of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
The worldwide fiscal year level for family-sponsored immigrants is reduced.
The bill establishes a nonimmigrant alien W-visa for the parent of an adult (at least 21 years old) U.S. citizen.