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Bill to remove per country cap on Green Card introduced in US Congress

A bipartisan laws has been launched within the US Home of Representatives to remove the per nation cap on employment-based Inexperienced Card.

The laws was launched by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and Congressman John Curtis and it’s prone to profit Indian IT professionals anguishing over a long time of Inexperienced Card wait.

The Equal Entry to Inexperienced playing cards for Authorized Employment (EAGLE) Act, 2021 must be handed by the Senate earlier than it may be despatched to the White Home for the president to signal it right into a legislation.

The invoice phases out the seven per cent per-country restrict on employment-based immigrant visas.

The invoice additionally raises the seven per cent per-country restrict on family-sponsored visas to 15 per cent.

Its predecessor, the Equity for Excessive Expert Immigrants Act, was handed within the Home within the 116th Congress with a powerful bipartisan vote of 365 to 65. “Everyone knows that our immigration system is severely damaged and it has been damaged for many years,” mentioned Lofgren, Chair of the Home Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.

The fundamental framework for allocating immigrant visas dates again to the center of the 20th century and was final significantly up to date in 1990, when the Congress established the worldwide numerical limits on visas and the seven per cent per-country cap that also exists in the present day, she mentioned.

Over time, these limitations have led to backlogs that have been unimaginable in 1990. The impact has been that nations with comparatively small populations are allotted the identical variety of visas as a comparatively giant inhabitants nation.

“The outcome? An individual from a large-population nation with extraordinary {qualifications} who might contribute drastically to our economic system and create jobs waits behind an individual with lesser {qualifications} from a smaller nation,” she added.

“It is unnecessary. Due to this, we are actually seeing recruiters from outdoors America luring these with the best expertise away from the US. That hurts our economic system. The bipartisan EAGLE Act strikes our nation towards a system that de-emphasises birthplace and higher serves America. Merely put, it’s going to permit US corporations to deal with what they do finest – hiring good folks to create services, which creates jobs in our districts,” Lofgren mentioned.

Congressman Curtis mentioned the 2020 census confirmed that Utah has the fastest-growing state within the nation on account of main development and innovation within the know-how sector, bringing hundreds of latest jobs to the state.

On the identical time, Utah is tied for the bottom unemployment fee within the nation, leaving many corporations to depend on overseas staff and navigate our sophisticated immigration system when there’s a scarcity of American’s searching for these positions.

“The bipartisan EAGLE Act will create a extra truthful employment-based visa system by eliminating per-country limitations and making a first-come, first-served system centered on benefit as an alternative of nation of origin, making it simpler for Utah’s companies to develop and compete globally,” Curtis mentioned.

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