Top American legislators have greeted the passage of a legislation removing the 7% country-cap on US Green Card appellants, stating that the move will assist in bringing and holding the finest talents in the USA.
The US House of Representatives on 10 Jul 2019 passed legislation to eliminate the 7% country-cap on Green Card candidates, a move which would end the painful wait for thousands of skilled professionals from nations like India who have appealed for PR in America. A Green Card permits a non-US citizen to work and reside permanently in the United States of America.
It becomes more complicated when skilled workers from high-population nations must fight for the same restricted visas number as workers from small population nations, Lofgren told. Our bipartisan proposal could phase-in a visa system where the candidate's nationality is inappropriate, giving relief to people who have waited quietly for a US green card for many years, while they remain to work and participate in the economy of the US, he said.
The bill will give relief to the plenty of family members who have been locked in job backlogs for decades, said Pramila Jayapal, Indian-American Congresswoman. IT professionals from India, most of whom are extremely skilled and arrive to the US principally on the US H-1B work visa holders, are the worst victims of the present immigration system which provides only a 7% per nation quota on the distribution of the coveted legal PR or Green Card.
This plan would be performed over a 3-year phase time: in the first year, no higher than 85% of visas based on employment may be allotted to China or India; in the second and third years, no more than 90% of visas based on employment may be allotted to China or India.
The bill moved by the House on 10 July 2019 by a bipartisan vote of 365-65, also enhances the per-nation limit on family-based visas from 7% to 15%.
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