Published Date:  

1997-01-07 05:00

Public Description:  

H.R. 347, the Immigration Moratorium Act, would have helped reduce chain migration significantly by eliminating several categories of extended-family migration such as parents and adult unmarried children of U.S. citizens. It would have also reduced the ceiling for skilled workers to 5,000 per year from its current ceiling of 120,060 per year, eliminated the category for unskilled workers, required that refugees and asylees reside legally in the United States for five years before they could apply for adjustment to permanent resident status, and would have ended the Visa Lottery. Overall, H.R. 347 would have reduced legal immigration by 5.3 million over a ten-year period.

NumbersUSA's Position:  


Bill Number:  

H.R. 347