ORIGINAL IMMIGRATION REFORM BILLS
The immigration reform bills S. 1394 (the Simpson Bill) and H.R.
2202 (the Smith Bill) could effect
including permanent residents and citizens. The original bills proposed
- Cut 180,000 visas per year for close family members of citizens and
permanent residents--a reduction of 38% from current levels.
- Eliminate categories for the immigration of children of citizens and
permanent residents who are over the age of twenty-one. 36% of pending
applicants are Asian.
- Make financial support and lifetime health coverage of parents requirements
for parents over 65 to immigrate.
- Cut employment visa from 140,000 to 90,000
- Reduce refugee admission by 50%, from 100,000 to 50,000.
- Deny basic benefits to new legal immigrants.
(Source: Asian Pacific American Agenda Coalition, APAAC, handout)
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