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Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act
Bill # H.R.3012
Status:
09/22/2011: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
09/23/2011: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.
10/25/2011: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
10/27/2011: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
10/27/2011: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
11/18/2011: Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 112-292.
11/18/2011: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 193.
11/29/2011: Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
11/29/2011: Considered under suspension of the rules.
11/29/2011: DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3012.
11/29/2011: At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Cohen objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
11/29/2011: Considered as unfinished business.
11/29/2011: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 389 - 15 (Roll no. 860).
11/29/2011: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/30/2011: Received in the Senate.
12/17/2011: Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
01/23/2012: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 293.

Committee/Subcommittee Activity:
Judiciary: Referral, In Committee

Amendment(s):
No amendments.

Sponsors (Primary *) 12:

Summary:
9/22/2011--Introduced. Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) eliminate the per country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, and (2) increase the per country numerical limitation for family based immigrants. Amends the Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992 to eliminate the provision requiring the reduction of annual Chinese (PRC) immigrant visas to offset status adjustments under such Act.
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