A key US Congressional committee has handed a laws to eradicate per-country caps on issuing of Inexperienced Card on employment-based immigrant visas and to extend the per-country cap for family-based immigrant visas from seven per cent to fifteen per cent.
The legislative transfer, when it’s lastly signed into regulation, would vastly profit the immigrants from India and China, from the place lots of and hundreds of employment-based class individuals are at present having decades-long wait for his or her inexperienced playing cards or everlasting authorized residency.
After hours of debate, the highly effective Home Judiciary Committee late Wednesday night time handed the HR3648 or the Equal Entry to inexperienced playing cards for Authorized Employment (EAGLE) Act on the get together traces of 22-14 votes.
The invoice now goes to the Home for debate and voting. It additionally must be handed by the US Senate earlier than it may be despatched to the White Home for the President (Joe Biden) to signal into regulation.
“What occurs is, due to the best way we set this method up, people who find themselves equally certified — in some instances, extra certified — are falling behind folks simply due to their nation of start. That is not merit-based. That is not the chance society that America is,” stated Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren in her remarks through the dialogue within the Home Judiciary Committee.