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H.R. 1044: Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019

On 7/10/19, the House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (H.R. 1044) by a vote of 365 to 65.


On 7/10/19, the House is expected to vote on H.R. 1044.


On 7/5/19, H.R. 1044 was added to the Consensus Calendar in the House.


On 6/18/19, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), chair of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, filed a motion to place H.R. 1044 on the Consensus Calendar in the House.


On 2/7/19, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Ken Buck (R-CO), and 112 bipartisan members introduced the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (H.R. 1044), which would among other things eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, and increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants from 7 percent to 15 percent.

This is the House companion bill to S. 386: Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 19020735.

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