Reps. Mary Fallin and Todd Akin
Reps. Mary Fallin and Todd Akin

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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.

Rep. Mary Fallin is serving just her second term in the House but has earned a grade of an A from NumbersUSA. Rep. Todd Akin has earned a career grade of an A as well.

The current annual limits on greencards are 65,000 adult brothers and sisters, 23,400 married sons and daughters and 23,400 unmarried adult sons and daughters. H.R. 878 would eliminate all three categories and not provide an increase in any other category, thereby directly decreasing overall immigration by 111,800 per year (1.118 million a decade). This would indirectly reduce the numbers by even more over time as there would be fewer recent immigrants who are the ones most likely to bring people into the country as spouses or parents of U.S. citizens.
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Updated: Mon, Mar 2nd 2009 @ 8:36am EST