Representative Darreell Issa of California reintroduces a bill H.R.459 in the House yesterday to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States and to eliminate the diversity immigrant lottery program. This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress and failed to make it.
as the Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas STEM bill which was introduced
at the end of the 112th Congress and failed because of his proposal
to eliminate diversity immigration lottery program to give a
room for employment-based and investment-based immigration programs,
this bill is likely to face same challenges in the House and
definitely in the Senate.
The Congressman must have reintroduced
this bill poised to bite his teeth in shaping the House version
of comprehensive immigration bill. This issue may show up in
the today's scheduled hearing in the House Judiciary Committee
to discuss the issues of interest for the House version of immigration
Democrates would have hoped that the Congressman
had introduced a bill giving more employment-based immigrant
visa numbers to attract and retain entrepreneurs and highly skilled
and tallented foreign workers without proposing to remove the
diversity immigration program.
Again, the fundamental problem
which some of the Republican legislators introduced and will
introduce is that they will not promote entrepreneurs and talented
immigrant worker programs unless they can achieve the purpose
within the limit of current immigrant quota, demanding sacrifice
of other immigration programs within the current immigration
One of the options to achieve their goal within
such bottom could have to been to propose the recapture of unused
immigrant visas just as a past proposal by Republican Senator
Cornyn of Texas in the past. Congressman Isaa is a member of
the House Judiciary Committee.
Full Text Of The Bill: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c113:H.R.459:
Read Rep. Isaa's press release.