Published Date:  

1995-06-22 04:00

Public Description:  

H.R. 1915, the Immigration in the National Interest Act, would have shifted the primary focus of immigration policy to spouses and minor children from extended family and to skilled immigrants from less skilled ones. It would have set a ceiling of 330,000 on family-based immigration. In addition this bill would have increased the number of skilled workers, while eliminating the unskilled worker category and the lottery program. H.R. 1915 also contained provisions designed to reduce illegal immigration such as worker verification programs. Many of the illegal immigration provisions of this bill were ultimately passed in the form of H.R. 2202 in 1996.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21] in the 104th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 1915

Chamber:  

House