Green Card Country Cap Lifted, Benefits H-1B Indian Holders

H1B Cap Lifted Indians

This past week the US House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act or HR1044 bill. The act seeks to lift the seven percent country cap on Green Cards. Lifting the per-country cap on Green Cards would mainly benefit high-tech professionals on H-1B work visas from countries like India.

Some Indians wait decades on an H-1B visa to transition into a Green Card. In a recent study, people discovered that the waiting period for Indian IT professionals on H-1B visas is more than 70 years.

Because of this backlog for permanent residency in the US from H-1Bs other countries may take a backseat to their Green Card acceptance. “Green cards would be unavailable to applicants from all other parts of the world (and many other occupations) for at least a decade,” alleged the Centre for Immigration Studies.

Although this is a big win for Indians who have been waiting years and expected to wait an entire lifetime for their Green Card it may be at the expense of others. “Adopting a different green card selection system that chooses the most highly educated and skilled workers would eliminate the need for a per-country cap system, and it would not reward the exploitative employers who thrive on the existing system,” stated by the Centre for Immigration Studies.

Paul Gosar, a US congressman, said that passing this bill will be another gift for big-tech companies at the expense of American workers and students.

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