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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 acce