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15 U.S. Immigration In 2019 – Notable Policy Updates In Oct. 2019, Sen. Dick Durbin, Patrick Leahy and Mazie Hirono introduced the RELIEF Act. According to AILA, it would: • Eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants • Increase the per-country numerical limitation for family- sponsored immigrants to 15 percent • Extend the "hold harmless" clause from H.R. 1044 that exempts immigrant visa petitions approved prior to enactment from the lifting of country caps to petitions approved for five years after enactment Source: https://www.aila.org/advo-media/whats-happening-in-congress/pending-legislation/s2603-relief-act Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families (RELIEF) Act

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