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US Lawmakers Revive Bill to Reduce Family-based Immigration Limits

March 18, 2016
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The bill, originally introduced in 2013, classifies the spouse and minor children of green card holders as immediate relatives and separately, increases visa allocations for siblings, and ensures that same-sex, interfaith and other couples unable to wed in their home countries are treated the same as opposite-sex couples. "If you have more people coming into the category of immediate families, they would automatically be put into the queue for getting the visa actually granted," Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), who supports the bill, told VOA.