Published Date:  

2001-08-01 04:00

Public Description:  

H.R. 2712, the Mass Immigration Reduction Act, called for deep reductions in all categories of immigration, including: ending chain migration categories such as parents of adult children and siblings of adults, reducing the category of skilled workers to 5,000 per year from its current ceiling of 120,060 per year, limiting refugee admissions and asylee adjustments to a total of 25,000 annually and require that refugees and asylees reside legally in the United States for five years before they could apply for adjustment to permanent resident status, and ending the visa lottery. H.R. 2712 would have reduced annual immigration from its current level of close to one million a year to closer to 300,000.

NumbersUSA's Position:  


Bill Number:  

H.R. 2712