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  • H.R. 5882 Recapture of Unused Visas

    September 9, 2008

    Washington, DC-This week, the House Judiciary Committee will mark-up H.R. 5882--a bipartisan bill which will allow for the critical recapturing of visas that have gone unused in past years due to bureaucratic delays and instead permit the visas be issued to family-based or employment-based legal immigrants. The bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Critics of the bill claim that H.R. 5882 would create new visas and dramatically increase immigration. However, H.R. 5882 does not create any new visas--it simply issues visas that were already authorized by Congress.

    The fact is that H.R. 5882:

    * Helps American families and employers who would otherwise wait longer than necessary to bring in close family members and needed workers.

    * Maintains strict eligibility standards for new immigrants entering the US.

    * Honors Congressional intent by ensuring the number of visas Congress allocated are actually awarded to qualified immigrants.

    H.R. 5882 Fact Sheet
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

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    September 9, 2008

    Washington, DC-This week, the House Judiciary Committee will mark-up H.R. 5882--a bipartisan bill which will allow for the critical recapturing of visas that have gone unused in past years due to bureaucratic delays and instead permit the visas be issued to family-based or employment-based legal immigrants. The bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Critics of the bill claim that H.R. 5882 would create new visas and dramatically increase immigration. However, H.R. 5882 does not create any new visas--it simply issues visas that were already authorized by Congress.

    The fact is that H.R. 5882:

    * Helps American families and employers who would otherwise wait longer than necessary to bring in close family members and needed workers.

    * Maintains strict eligibility standards for new immigrants entering the US.

    * Honors Congressional intent by ensuring the number of visas Congress allocated are actually awarded to qualified immigrants.

    H.R. 5882 Fact Sheet
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." John Adams on Defense of the boston Massacre

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    • #3
      About time they did that. Must have been quite an interesting time writing that bill given that each Congressperson is at opposite ends of the political spectrum. It shows that opposing views can work together for once.
      "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

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      • #4
        Nice post Hudson.
        Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.

        --John Wesley

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