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Rep. Phil Gingrey Offers Bill to End Chain Migration

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 4:18 PM EDT

Rep. Phil Gingrey
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) has introduced H.R. 477 that would would eliminate the extended family visa categories (e.g., married sons and daughters of citizens, etc.), thus ending “chain migration” as recommended by the bi-partisan Barbara Jordan Commission in 1995.

END CHAIN MIGRATION: 4 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Chaffetz, Duncan, Mulvaney & Palazzo)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Chaffetz, Duncan, Mulvaney & Palazzo
Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), and Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.) have added their names to the growing list of co-sponsors for Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Family Priority Act (H.R.692) that would end chain migration. H.R.692 would

END CHAIN MIGRATION: 2 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Flores & Forbes)

Monday, April 11, 2011, 10:54 AM EDT

Reps. Flores and Forbes
Reps. Bill Flores (R-Texas) and Randy Forbes (R-Va.) have added their names to the growing list of co-sponsors for Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Family Priority Act (H.R.692) that would end chain migration.

END CHAIN MIGRATION: 3 More Co-Sponsor Bill (Bartlett, Carter & Johnson)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

Reps. Bartlett, Carter & Johnson
Reps. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), John Carter (R-Texas), and Sam Johnson (R-Texas) have added their names to the growing list of co-sponsors for Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Family Priority Act (H.R.692) that would end chain migration.

END CHAIN MIGRATION: 3 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Jones, King & Marchant)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 4:23 PM EDT

Reps. Jones, King & Marchant
Reps. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Steve King (R-Iowa) and Kenny Marchant (R-Texas) have added their names to the growing list of co-sponsors for Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Family Priority Act (H.R.692) that would end chain migration.

END CHAIN MIGRATION: 2 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Miller & Westmoreland)

Monday, February 28, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT

Reps. Miller and Westmoreland
Reps. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) have added their names to the growing list of co-sponsors for Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Family Priority Act (H.R.692) that would end chain migration.

END CHAIN MIGRATION: Coffman and Kingston Get Co-Sponsorship Moving

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

Reps. Coffman and Kingston
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) are the first to co-sponsor Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Family Priority Act (H.R.692) that would end chain migration.

Canada Reduces Family-Based Visas to Focus on 'Priority' Applicants

Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 9:05 AM EDT

Statistics from Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Department reveal a significant drop in the number of visas issued for family members living outside of the country. Last year, Canada issued 16,000 visas for family members, but that number is expected to be closer to 11,000 over the next year.

Rep. Mike Coffman Cosponsors Chain Migration Bill

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 11:38 AM EDT

Rep. Mike Coffman
Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman has cosponsored Rep. Phil Gingrey's H.R. 878, the Nuclear Family Priority Act.

Two New Cosponsors for Chain Migration Bill

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 10:22 AM EDT

Reps. Bob Filner and John Kline
California Rep. Bob Filner and Minnesota Rep. John Kline have just added their names to the list of cosponsors for Rep. Phil Gingrey's H.R.878 (Nuclear Family Priority Act).

Rep. Pete Hoekstra -- Today's Champion for American Workers

Monday, March 16, 2009, 12:01 AM EDT

Rep. Pete Hoekstra
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) signed on as a cosponsor to Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Priority Act (H.R.878) that would end “chain migration” as recommended by the bi-partisan Barbara Jordan Commission in 1997.

North Carolina & Tennessee Reps Cosponsor Chain Migration Act

Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 1:13 PM EDT

North Carolina Representative Sue Myrick and Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe are among the 19 cosigners of Rep. Phil Gingrey's H.R.878 (Nuclear Family Priority Act) that was introduced last month.

Mississippi and North Carolina Reps Cosponsor Chain Migration Act

Monday, March 2, 2009, 12:59 PM EDT

Reps. Gregg Harper and Walter Jones
Mississippi Representative Gregg Harper and North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones were among the 19 original cosigners when Rep. Phil Gingrey introduced H.R.878 (Nuclear Family Priority Act) earlier this month.

Oklahoma & Missouri Reps Cosponsor Chain Migration Act

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 1:10 PM EDT

Reps. Mary Fallin and Todd Akin
Oklahoma Representative Mary Fallin and Missouri Rep. Todd Akin were among the 19 original cosigners when Rep. Phil Gingrey introduced H.R.878 (Nuclear Family Priority Act) earlier this month.

Texas & California Reps Cosponsor Chain Migration Act

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 10:43 AM EDT

Texas Rep. Sam Johnson and California Rep. Brian Bilbray
Texas Representatives Sam Johnson and California Rep. Brian Bilbray were among the 19 original cosigners when Rep. Phil Gingrey introduced H.R.878 (Nuclear Family Priority Act) earlier this month.

Louisiana & Arkansas Reps Cosponsor Chain Migration Act

Friday, February 20, 2009, 12:06 PM EDT

Reps. Rodney Alexander and John Boozman
Louisiana Rep. Rodney Alexander and Arkansas Rep. John Boozman were among the 19 original cosigners when Rep. Phil Gingrey introduced H.R. 878 (Nuclear Family Priority Act) earlier this month.

Georgia Reps Cosponsor Chain Migration Act

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 10:21 AM EDT

Reps. Nathan Deal and Paul Broun
Georgia Representatives Paul Broun and Nathan Deal were among the 19 original cosigners when Rep. Phil Gingrey introduced H.R.878 (Nuclear Family Priority Act) earlier this month. Both Representatives Broun and Deal have been champions in the fight to reduce immigration numbers.

Rep. Phil Gingrey introduces the Nuclear Family Priority Act

Updated Friday, June 20, 2008, 1:31 PM EDT

Rep. Phil Gingrey
On February 8, 2007 Rep.

Census Bureau Projects U.S. Population to Add 100 Million People in 47 Years

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 3:43 PM EDT

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau projects that the U.S. population will climb by more than 100 million people by 2060.  Current immigration policies, especially chain migration, will play a big part in the population increase.

END CHAIN MIGRATION: 3 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Barletta, Bilbray & Calvert)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT

Reps. Barletta, Bilbray, and Calvert
Reps. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), and Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) have added their names to the growing list of co-sponsors for Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Family Priority Act (H.R.692) that would end chain migration.

END CHAIN MIGRATION: 4 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Bachus, Foxx, McKinley & Ross)

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Bachus, Foxx, McKinley & Ross
Reps. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), David McKinley (R-W.V.), and Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) have added their names to the growing list of co-sponsors for Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Family Priority Act (H.R.692) that would end chain migration.

END CHAIN MIGRATION: 3 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Graves, Miller & Roe)

Monday, March 7, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

Reps. Graves, Miller, and Roe
Reps. Tom Graves (R-Ga.), Gary Miller (R-Calif.), and David Roe (R-Tenn.) have added their names to the growing list of co-sponsors for Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Family Priority Act (H.R.692) that would end chain migration.

END CHAIN MIGRATION: 4 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Burton, Kline, Myrick & Nugent)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

(clockwise from upper left) Reps. Burton, Kline, Myrick & Nugent
Reps. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), John Kline (R-Minn.), Sue Myrick (R-N.C.), and Rich Nugent (R-Fla.) have added their names to the growing list of co-sponsors for Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Family Priority Act (H.R.692) that would end chain migration.

END CHAIN MIGRATION: 3 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Garrett, Sullivan & Wilson)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

Reps. Garrett, Sullivan & Wilson
Reps. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.), John Sullivan (R-Okla.) and Joe Wilson (S.C.) have added their names to the growing list of co-sponsors for Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Family Priority Act (H.R.692) that would end chain migration.

Rep. Phil Gingrey Offers Bill to End Chain Migration

Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

Rep. Phil Gingrey
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) has introduced H.R. 692 that would would eliminate the extended family visa categories (e.g., married sons and daughters of citizens, etc.), thus ending “chain migration” as recommended by the bi-partisan Barbara Jordan Commission in 1995.

END CHAIN MIGRATION

Monday, February 14, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

Rep. Phil Gingrey
Chain Migration refers to the endless and often-snowballing chains of foreign nationals who are allowed to immigrate because the law allows citizens and lawful permanent residents to bring in their extended, non-nuclear family members.

Rep. Parker Griffith Cosponsors Three Immigration-Reduction Bills

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 11:14 AM EDT

Rep. Parker Griffith
Rep. Parker Griffith, who recently switched his party affiliation from the Democrats to the Republicans, has sponsored three of NumbersUSA's "5 Great Immigration-Reduction Bills." Rep. Griffith has already been a cosponsor of the SAVE Act.

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett -- Today's Champion for American Workers

Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 1:01 PM EDT

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) signed on as a cosponsor to Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Priority Act (H.R.878) that would end “chain migration” as recommended by the bi-partisan Barbara Jordan Commission in 1997.

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter -- Today's Champion for American Workers

Friday, March 13, 2009, 10:59 AM EDT

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) signed on as a cosponsor to Rep. Phil Gingrey's Nuclear Priority Act (H.R.878) that would end “chain migration” as recommended by the bi-partisan Barbara Jordan Commission in 1997.

NumbersUSA Endorses Rep. Phil Gingrey's Chain Migration Reduction Bill

Updated Monday, March 2, 2009, 1:52 PM EDT

Dear Congressman Gingrey, NumbersUSA is proud to endorse H.R. 878 and to salute you for your leadership in once again trying to enact what we believe is the single most important change needed in our immigration policies.

Georgia Reps Cosponsor Chain Migration Act

Friday, February 27, 2009, 1:58 PM EDT

Reps. Jack Kingston and John Linder
Georgia Representatives Jack Kingston and John Linder were among the 19 original cosigners when Rep. Phil Gingrey introduced H.R.878 (Nuclear Family Priority Act) earlier this month.

Iowa & Indiana Reps Cosponsor Chain Migration Act

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 11:53 AM EDT

Reps. Steve King and Dan Burton
Iowa Representatives Steve King and Indiana Rep. Dan Burton were among the 19 original cosigners when Rep. Phil Gingrey introduced H.R.878 (Nuclear Family Priority Act) earlier this month.

Georgia Reps Cosponsor Chain Migration Act

Monday, February 23, 2009, 11:06 AM EDT

Reps. Tom Price and Lynn Westmoreland
Georgia Representatives Tom Price and Lynn Westmoreland were among the 19 original cosigners when Rep. Phil Gingrey introduced H.R.878 (Nuclear Family Priority Act) earlier this month.

Texas Reps Cosponsor Chain Migration Act

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 10:50 AM EDT

Reps. Louie Gohmert and Kenny Marchant
Texas Representatives Louie Gohmert and Kenny Marchant were among the 19 original cosigners when Rep. Phil Gingrey introduced H.R. 878 (Nuclear Family Priority Act) earlier this month.

Rep. Gingrey Introduces Nuclear Family Priority Act

Updated Monday, February 16, 2009, 4:56 PM EDT

Senator Phil Gingrey
Rep. Phil Gingrey has introduced H.R.878 that makes changes to the Immigration and Nationality Act, reducing the number of legal family-sponsored immigrants entering the country. Gingrey introduced the same bill in both the 110th Congress (H.R.938) and the 109th (H.R.6283).

Chain Migration

Updated Friday, May 9, 2008, 12:07 PM EDT

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Chain Migration refers to the endless and often-snowballing chains of foreign nationals who are allowed to immigrate because the law allows citizens and lawful permanent residents to bring in their extended, non-nuclear family members. Click chart for full image and detailed explanation

In the News

Gay partner verbiage could kill reform

In the News - Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Advocates for gays and immigrants are clashing over a proposed immigration bill that would let gay and lesbian Americans sponsor their immigrant “permanent partners” for legal U.S. residency.

The chasm inside the immigrant rights community has led the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops — a major partner in the drive for expanded immigrant rights — to withdraw its support from a House bill to be filed Thursday that would speed up reunification of immigrants with their families.

By Gebe Martinez -- Politico.com

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/23262.html

Bill Proposes Immigration Rights for Gay Couples

In the News - Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Senator Patrick J. Leahy, the Democrat from Vermont who is the powerful chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is adding another controversial ingredient to the volatile mix of an immigration debate that President Obama has said he hopes to spur in Congress before the end of the year.

Mr. Leahy has offered a bill that would allow American citizens and legal immigrants to seek residency in the United States for their same-sex partners, just as spouses now petition for foreign-born husbands and wives.

By Julia Preston -- New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/us/politics/03immig.html?_r=1

Personal pain from the front lines of immigration reform battle

In the News - Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Margaret Heintz sputtered in frustration.

"There's nothing we can do," the Marshalltown, Iowa, woman said to her daughter, Mona Kilborn, when they talked about their shared point of aggravation -- illegal immigrants.

"Mom, you can do something," Kilborn said. "You can write your congressman. I'll even get you the address."

So in September 2007, the 90-year-old Heintz put pen to paper for her first letter to a politician. Two weeks later, she died at the hands of an illegal immigrant.

"Ironic, isn't it?" Kilborn said. "This one issue, it's changed our lives forever....""

Bekah Porter, (Dubuque, IA) Telegraph Herald, 13 May 2009

http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=243128

Obama Discusses Immigration with Central American Presidents

In the News - Sunday, April 19, 2009

"U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday displayed great receptivity to the proposals of his Central American counterparts on the question of immigration reform, several of the leaders said after their meeting....

“There was commitment to support comprehensive immigration reform. Details were not discussed, but supporting the process was. The atmosphere was very good, cordial, sincere,” Colom said.

He and his colleagues from El Salvador, Tony Saca, and Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, emphasized that Obama had been especially receptive to one of the major concerns of Central American countries: the matter of deportations.

Latin American Herald Tribune (Caracas, Venezuela), 19 April 2009

"U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday displayed great receptivity to the proposals of his Central American counterparts on the question of immigration reform, several of the leaders said after their meeting....

“There was commitment to support comprehensive immigration reform. Details were not discussed, but supporting the process was. The atmosphere was very good, cordial, sincere,” Colom said.

He and his colleagues from El Salvador, Tony Saca, and Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, emphasized that Obama had been especially receptive to one of the major concerns of Central American countries: the matter of deportations.

On the immigration issue, which completely dominated the meeting, the leaders also discussed matters like the possibilities for ensuring family reunification, quotas for agricultural jobs and the fight against drug trafficking, all within a friendly atmosphere amid which the leaders agreed in general terms on almost everything they talked about."

Latin American Herald Tribune (Caracas, Venezuela), 19 April 2009

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Schwarzenegger says illegal immigrants aren't to blame for fiscal crisis

In the News - Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday that the claim by some conservative activists that illegal immigration is to blame for all of the state's fiscal problems is ignorant and bigoted.

The governor made his comments during a public forum at The Times building in downtown Los Angeles, where he expressed frustration with anti-tax organizations and others seeking to derail a package of ballot measures that will come before voters in a May 19 special election. Schwarzenegger and lawmakers placed the measures on the ballot as part of the budget agreement they reached in February.

By Evan Halper -- Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-governor16-2009apr16,0,2484639.story

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Chain Migration Under Current U.S. Law

Stats - Thursday, May 8, 2008

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NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation February 14, 2007

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