Chair Lofgren on Senate Changes to the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

December 3, 2020
Press Release
“The Senate provisions most likely make matters worse, not better”

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the Senate passed an amended version of H.R. 1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. Today, U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Chair of the House Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee and author of the original bill, reacted to the U.S. Senate’s passage of the legislation using a substitute amendment.

“While I recognize the sincerity of all Members and Senators struggling to find solutions, unfortunately the provisions sent to the House by the Senate yesterday most likely make matters worse, not better,” said Chair Lofgren. “I plan to swiftly and thoughtfully work with my colleagues to resolve outstanding issues and get a measure across the finish line that can pass both Houses of Congress.”

Click here for the original text of the House-passed bill

Click here for the text of the substitute amendment.

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