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My reflections on new CIR law

Desicritics article analyzed the effects of new CIR law introduced:

1. Instead of the current allocation of 140,000 immigrant visas (green card) to skilled workers, this bill brings it down to 90,000.

My Comment : This will hugely impact Indian applicants as out of 90,000 visa numbers there are only few % allocated to India, the best case scenario is availability of around only 20,000 visa numbers which will further retrogress the dates.

2. It will require H1B holders to renew their visas on an annual basis.

My Comment : Never ending saga , renew and renew and no wonder after few years if we hear the words ” I’m in my 12th year extension”

3. Under its merit based points system, an agriculture worker can earn 25 points for working 100 days a year for 5 years, while a skilled individual will get 10 points for working the same number of years!

My Comment :Promoting other fields is not a issue but neglecting skilled workers at this crucial juncture of globalisation transformation will adversely effect American future skilled workers.

4. Economic contribution by the undocumented is recognized by awarding points for property ownership but not for people working legally.

My Comment : Politicising the issue for votes does good only to politicians and seriously effects US talent pool shortage.


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Posted By: Kalyan | Date: May 22, 2007 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

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