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. Chain Migration is the process where endless numbers of non-nuclear family members of legal immigrants are allowed to come into the country resulting in the quadrupling of the number of immigrants since the 1960s.
There are now 23 signers to Rep. Gingrey's H.R. 878 (Nuclear Family Priority Act).
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett has served in the House since 1993, earning 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.
Updated: Tue, Mar 17th 2009 @ 1:10pm EDT