2004: House ImmSubComm vote on HR 775, end visa lottery

Voted in subcommittee to end the visa lottery in 2004
Rep. ZZlastnameZZ voted as part of the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims in favor of H.R. 775, the Security and Fairness Enhancement for America Act of 2003, to end the visa lottery that each year awards another 50,000 visas to people without any regard to humanitarian need or skill level. H.R. 775 was passed by the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims by a vote of 5-3.

2000 H-1B increase (final committee S.2045)

Voted in 2000 against tripling the number of H-1B visas available annually
Sen. ZZlastnameZZ voted, as part of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to protect American workers by voting AGAINST S.2045 (the Abraham bill). This legislation nearly tripled the number of H-1B visas available annually. S.2045 also granted H-1Bs virtual permanent residency by allowing foreign high-tech workers and their families to stay in the U.S. as long as they have an application for a green card or visa on file.

2000: Senate 245i, CJS Appropriat. Sen. version of H.R.4690

Voted in 2000 in committee againstrestoring section 245(i)
Sen. ZZlastnameZZ, as part of the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and Judiciary, voted against helping illegal aliens and against the restoration of section 245(i) in the Senate version of the CJS Appropriations bill (H.R. 4690). Section 245(i), which allows an illegal alien to pay $1000 to remain in the country and adjust their status to avoid sanctions was repealed in 1996.