Congress Should Not Eliminate Per-Country Caps Per-country caps are an essential feature of our immigration system. Enacted through the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, per-country caps ensure no country is able to monopolize the immigration flow into the United States. Sadly, the newly fast-tracked Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 is poised to scrap per-country caps to the disadvantage applicants from countries other than India and China -- and American workers.
H.R. 6136 – The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (BSIRA) is compromise legislation drafted by House leadership, representatives of the various ideological factions within the GOP conference, and the relevant committee chairmen to avoid the terrible consequences of a discharge petition. FAIR understands and appreciates the political implications of this decision. However, BSIRA is nothing more than a mass amnesty bill that repeats mistakes of the past.
H.R. 4760—Securing America's Future Act A group of House Republicans led by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) introduced the Securing America’s Future Act to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. In addition to making structural reforms and strengthening immigration enforcement, the bill gives a limited amnesty to illegal alien beneficiaries of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. To date, the bill represents the most serious proposal to address the future of the approximately 700,000 illegal aliens who enrolled in DACA.