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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Introducing H.R. 392
News & Stories
Really, a well-written article! We do hope that the title would have read differently based on the actions of Indians in the United States. Perhaps our grassroots efforts in the coming days, weeks, months, will enable the author to create yet another piece with the title, “Indians raise awareness and face the lawmakers in US Read more about Indians face uncertain future in US as Immigration debate heats up[…]
SIIA members in many states are putting their personal time and energy in creating mass awareness about the green card backlogs and getting people to call their lawmakers. They have our sincere gratitude. We cannot fit every effort into a single video montage. So, we will send some more updates in the coming days Read more about Noteworthy Advocacy Efforts in August 2017[…]
If the 70 years of career-limiting backlog is not egregious enough, you want to learn about the fate of young legal immigrant children. Legal immigrant children are the ones who were born outside the United States and came to the United States on Dependent visas along with their immigrant parents. Just like their parents, they Read more about Fairness for Young Legal DREAMers[…]
Wishing you all a Happy Independence Day! It has been 70 years since India became an independent nation, and it has reached great heights 70 years since. And, yet, highly-skilled immigrants from India continue to suffer in a staggering 70 year Green Card backlogs. We hope you take a moment in your busy lives to Read more about Greetings to Skilled Immigrants on India’s Independence Day[…]
David Bier of the CATO Institue has, yet again, published a masterpiece of an article that sums up the plight of the legal, contributing, high-skilled immigrants in the United States. If there is one article that you want to read about United States legal immigration, look no further. This one is the one. Continue reading Read more about Aspects Of US Legal Immigration We All Should Be Aware Of[…]
Like the 1.5 million (if not more) highly-skilled immigrants who are stuck in a career-limiting Green Card backlog, a few highly-skilled immigrants got together and spent their precious time and energy to create a film that speaks to the very premise of the discriminatory, unfair, and antiquated immigration system that no longer works in America’s Read more about The Story of 1.5 Million Backlogged Highly-Skilled Immigrants[…]
Yesterday, Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue announced a revised version of the RAISE Act. The bill primarily aims to reduce legal immigration to United States and also recommends converting existing employer/family sponsored based system to point based system (one similar to other developed countries such as Canada and Australia). The bill also proposes eliminating Read more about Our Opinion on the RAISE Act[…]
“Right now, there is a mother in Greenland whose unborn child will be able to obtain permanent residence in America before someone from India who has already been working here for years.” “That’s absurd, and wrong.” Source: Yoder.house.gov
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?[…]
United States is one of developed nations in the world and is touted as the beacon of innovation and opportunities. But, yet it is lagging far behind when it comes to the immigration laws. High-skilled immigrants are not treated on a first-come, first-serve basis, and, to make matters worse, there is discrimination based on the Read more about How immigration laws harm skilled immigrants and Americans?[…]