Iowa Representative 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.
Rep. Steve King
has been serving in the House since 2003 and has earned a grade of an A
from NumbersUSA. Rep. Dan Burton
is a long time House member and has earned a career grade of an A
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.