Support H.R. 3012, a bill amending caps on immigrant visas
Don't Wait! The House will vote on HR 3012 TONIGHT (Tuesday Nov 29, 2011)
Call 202-224-3121 to talk to your representative.
The House is about to take up a good bill on immigration. This bipartisan bill, H.R. 3012, addresses one very significant problem – the limits on the number of people who can immigrate legally from any one country – the “country caps.” The bill would eliminate the caps for employment-based visas (people who come here for a specific job), and raise the caps for family-based visas (people who come here to join family members.) The total number of family-based visas would not increase, but the number that could be allowed from any one country would increase.
Congress has heard testimony from family members of immigrants from some countries that have a 15 or 20 year waiting list, and from some employers who cannot bring over a particular high-skilled worker that they want to hire. This bill takes the necessary steps to ease the country-based restrictions that have frustrated and complicated the lives of people who try to enter the country legally, and people and businesses who need these particular immigrants here.
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What to say when you call your representative:
Please support the bipartisan bill, H.R. 3012, to ease the restrictions on how many immigrants can enter this country legally from any one country.
Because of the country caps, some families face a fifteen or twenty-year waiting list for visas, while entrants from other countries can obtain a visa easily. Some businesses and universities cannot hire key highly-skilled individuals for positions here that will further the development of their projects.
This is a small and sensible bill to address some unintended consequences of a very old law and to update it to the needs of this century.