Bill to Eliminate Per-Country Caps on Green Cards Re-Introduced

Prior to the government shutdown, it seemed that the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act might pass as an amendment to the spending package with strong bipartisan support. But that was not to be. Now members of the U.S. House and Senate, led by Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), have again introduced the bill in the 116th Congress. The bill would eliminate the per-country caps and therefore speed up the processing of green cards specifically for Indian and Chinese foreign nationals who have faced extremely long waits in the past. In addition to having their processes expedited, such foreign nationals would also benefit because: They and their employers would not have to worry about renewing H-1B visas over and over again in an atmosphere that has become more hostile to H-1B visas; Spouses would be able to obtain work authorization based upon the filing of the green card applications and find relief from the Trump Administration’s plan…

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