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US Revive Bill to Reduce Family-based Immigration Limits
« on: March 19, 2016, 08:49:25 PM »

Several Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday reintroduced a bill that would expand immigration eligibility for immediate family members of U.S. citizens and allow same-sex married couples to join spouses in the United States.

Representative Mike Honda (D-Calif.), who sponsored the Reuniting Families Act (RFA), says the immigration reform legislation is designed to cut backlogs that separate some 4.4 million family members from U.S. citizens and green card holders.

"The act will cut red tape and get rid of bureaucracy that results in lost visas and lost opportunities," Rep. Honda announced at a Capitol Hill news conference, explaining that the RFA will utilize thousands of visas that have gone unused over the past two decades.