The Bill dubbed “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act” targeting highly skilled immigrants was approved in House Judiciary Committee and headed to House Floor. This Bill is proposing to remove per-country limits on available visa numbers that are restricting from country applicants like India or China wait for long times close to 70 years to get green cards. The country limits are currently set at 7%.
The Bill is proposed by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. Co-sponsors include chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Immigration subpanel ranking member Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.).
Key Highlights of Chaffetz’s “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act” bill
– Eliminate the limit for EB – employment-based visas
– Raise the limit to 15 percent for family based visas
– The bill WOULD NOT raise the total number of employment-based visas available (140,000) but only ensure they go to the most deserving applicants.
Bill becoming Law process and steps for EB Green Cards
House Judiciary Committee -> House Floor -> Senate Floor -> President -> Law
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