H.R.3775: Immigration in the National Interest Act of 2017

Author's Summary:  "This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a skills-based immigration points system, to focus family-sponsored immigration on spouses and minor children, to eliminate the Diversity Visa Program, to set a limit on the number of refugees admitted annually to the United States, and for other purposes."

IB Summary:  According to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas): "The Immigration in the National Interest Act ensures that our legal immigration system prioritizes those with the highest skills and education necessary to boost economic growth, spur innovation, and create jobs in our country. It will also reduce the number of low-skilled and under-educated immigrants...Additionally, this bill will end the policy of automatically admitting extended relatives of legally admitted immigrants, often referred to as chain migration."

Status: Introduced on 09/28/2017. Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3775/text?r=1