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AILA Doc. No. 19022700 | Dated October 17, 2019 | File Size: 276 KDownload the Document
On 12/2/20, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rick Scott (R-FL) came to an agreement on additional changes to S. 386 by adding two provisions to the version of the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020 that Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) sought to pass in August. This version was hotlined, a legislative process which entails passing a bill without a voice or recorded vote, but by unanimous consent, and passed without objection. Read the text of the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2020 as passed by the Senate:
On 9/19/19, the unanimous consent vote on Senator Mike Lee's (R-UT) substitute amendment to S. 386, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019, did not pass due to an objection by Senator David Perdue (R-GA).
On 9/18/19, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) proposed a substitute amendment to S. 386, Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019, by amending the version passed by the House (H.R. 1044). A vote on this amendment will likely occur on the Senate floor on 9/19/19.
On 7/9/19, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) filed an amendment to include provisions relating to the H-1B program and labor condition applications to S. 386.
On 2/7/19, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced S. 386 to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants and increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants. This is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 1044.
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