Chaffetz Sponsored Immigration Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee

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The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 3012), sponsored by Congressman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03), passed the House Judiciary Committee Friday with bipartisan support by voice vote. This bill now moves to the full House for consideration.

H.R. 3012 enjoys broad, bipartisan support. It is cosponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21), Immigration Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (CA-16), and Rep. Tim Griffin (AR-02). H.R. 3012 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants and adjusts the limitations on family visas without increasing the total number of available visas.

The legislation creates a fair and equitable “first come, first serve” system. Under this system, US companies will be able to focus on what they do best – hiring smart people to create products, services, and jobs for Americans.

“I am committed to fixing legal immigration,” said Chaffetz. “I am pleased to see this bill pass the Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support. By removing per country limits, American companies will be able to access the best talent. This legislation is pro-growth, pro-jobs, and pro-family. I encourage my colleagues in the House to pass this bipartisan legislation.”

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