H.R.1044 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] (Introduced 02/07/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/11/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
This bill has the status Passed House
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Summary: H.R.1044 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (07/10/2019)
Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019
This bill increases the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from 7% of the total number of such visas available that year to 15%, and eliminates the 7% cap for employment-based immigrant visas. It also removes an offset that reduced the number of visas for individuals from China.
The bill also establishes transition rules for employment-based visas from FY2020-FY2022, by reserving a percentage of EB-2 (workers with advanced degrees or exceptional ability), EB-3 (skilled and other workers), and EB-5 (investors) visas for individuals not from the two countries with the largest number of recipients of such visas. Of the unreserved visas, not more than 85% shall be allotted to immigrants from any single country.