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Immigration Bill Passes

On the evening of November 29, 2011, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011, H.R. 3012, passed the House by a 389-15 vote. This bill eliminates the country-based percentage cap on the number of employment visas issued annually. Currently, 140,000 employment visas are issued and every country is limited to 7% of those admitted.

This cap has caused serious delays within the current system, making the United States less competitive and accepting to those who want to contribute to our nation. According to the nonpartisan Nati