Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah announced that he has introduced a new bill, H.R. 633 to Eliminate Per Country Limit in Employment-Based Immigration.
He introduced the similar bill H.R. 3012 in the 112th Congress which was successfully passed in the Republican House but failed in the Democratic Senate.
Elimination of per country
limit in the employment-based immigration was also introduced
by another Senator from Utah, Orrin Hatch, as part of the Immigration
According to Rep. Chaffetz, Sen. Mike Lee of
Utah will introduce a companion bill in the Senate. The same
happened with H.R. 3012 last year.
Again, the chance for passing
as a piecemeal legislation is questionable, but this bill can
affect the employment-based immigration component of the CIR.
Link to announcement: http://chaffetz.house.gov/press-release/chaffetz-introduces-common-sense-bill-toward-fixing-legal-immigration
Link to full text of the bill: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.633:
Sen. Mike Lee of Utah Introduces S. 293, Companion Bill to H.R. 633
Senator Mike Lee
of Utah reintroduced previous Seante version of H.R. 3012 companion
bill as S.293, again as a companion bill to Rep. Chaffetz's H.R.
633 to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based
immigrants and to increase the per-country numerical limitation
for family-sponsored immigrants.
Full Text Of the Bill: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c113:S.293:
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