Bloomberg Law
July 10, 2019, 9:08 PMUpdated: July 10, 2019, 9:46 PM

Bill to Remove Caps on Employment-Based Visas OK’d (2)

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

Access to employment-based green cards no longer would be determined by an applicant’s country of birth under a bill that passed the House July 10 on a vote of 365 to 65.

The measure easily cleared the two-thirds threshold needed to pass the bill.

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 1044) is the latest incarnation of legislation that has been introduced in Congress multiple times but never enacted. Its future remains uncertain, as several senators on both sides of the aisle, including former co-sponsor Rand Paul (R-Ky.), already have placed holds on the Senate companion measure.

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