Brief History of High-Skilled Immigrants Act
The fairness of High Skilled Immigrants Act was discussed during a February 13, 2013 Senate Hearing. If you recall, the Bill was introduced to the House in September 2011 and subsequently passed in November 2011 by the U.S. House of Representatives. It has subsequently been stalled by the Senate. However, during a Senate Hearing Senator Lee, a Republican from Utah stated he will be introducing the bill in the Senate.
What is the purpose of this Act?
The purpose of the Fairness of High Skilled Immigrants Act is to “amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and for other purposes.”
Who will be affected under this Act?
As many are aware, the per country limitations is a complete disaster. By a simple review of the Visa Bulletin, you will see that a skilled worker in the Employment Based Green Card category of EB3 from India has over a 10 year wait time.… Continue reading...