Pass Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act
- US Senate, House of Representatives, POTUS
- United States of America
Dear Honorable Senators, House Representatives, and POTUS,
Technology has played a huge part in the last and in the current century and the US, in particular, has played a major role in this compared to other countries.
While the policies attract foreign nationals with advanced degrees and professional skills to the US, there is no first come first serve system in issuing employment-based green cards and making them permanent residents.
Every year there are more than 1 million immigrants get green cards in this country. But the number of employment-based green cards are 140,000 everything else is family-based immigration.
There is no country based limit in H1B visa, but there is a per-country limit for employment-based green cards. This is creating chaos and a huge backlog in the immigration queue.
Example, a software engineer or a doctor from Ukraine can immigrate to the US based on the skills and get the green card in a year or two, while a person of the same skills from India or China has to wait more than a decade to earn the green card. This is very unfair to limit the green cards based on the country.
This limits a persons ability to change jobs, get promotions, travel etc and has a huge effect on the overall well being on an individual.
There were multiple bills on this brought up to Congress and Senate starting the year 2007, but the bill does not move forward anywhere.
We, high skilled immigrants, are urging to speed up action on this and pass the HR1044 House Bill and S386 Senate bill to bring relief to people who are waiting for years in the Green Card Backlog.
House Bill- https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1044
Senate Bill- https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/386
The Pass Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act petition to US Senate, House of Representatives, POTUS was written by Ian Ng and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition.