FAIRNESS FOR HIGH SKILLED IMMIGRANTS
In the employment-based immigration categories, United States has set an arbitrary cap of 7% for each country. This has resulted in wait times for certain countries to grow astronomically.
1 million Green Cards are issued every year. Only 80K goes to employment based (EB-2 & EB-3) immigration. A further 7% per country cap results in around 5K Green Cards for each country. However applications from populous countries averages 80-100K a year, which adds 75-95K in backlog queue every passing year.
HIGH SKILLED IMMIGRANTS
HOW CAN WE RESOLVE THIS?
WHY FIX THIS ISSUE?
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David Bier attempts to find an answer, while highlighting a humbling fact that each Congress since 2011 has introduced a bill that attempts to eliminate the country caps in the employment-based immigration system only for those bill to get held or expire. An arbitrary country cap system for the last 50 years may have served Read more about Why does the US discriminate against immigrants from big countries?[…]
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No Respite for Highly-skilled Americans-in-Waiting. Need Portable Work Authorization & Recapture 500K Green Cards
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The untold and unheard side of the immigration debate is that of the legal immigration system which is severely broken. Employment-based system, specifically, has just gone neglected for several years. Partly because of misinterpretations and partly because of actions or inactions of entities or individuals to keep status quo. People who benefited from the system Read more about Arkansas senator says of 1 million green cards issued, few are employment-based[…]
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While on the green card backlog, these entrepreneurs-in-waiting cannot innovate or take risks to start something new that eventually creates more opportunities for the American workforce. Eliminating country quotas or ushering a fair legal immigration system will not just provide these contributing immigrants a realistic pathway to citizenship, but also empower them to start innovating, Read more about 7 Facts You Didn’t Know About High-Skilled Immigrants[…]
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