A bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the US House of Representatives to eliminate the per country cap on employment-based Green Card.
The legislation was introduced by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and Congressman John Curtis and it is likely to benefit Indian IT professionals anguishing over decades of Green Card wait.
The Equal Access to Green cards for Legal Employment (EAGLE) Act, 2021 needs to be passed by the Senate before it can be sent to the White House for the president to sign it into a law.
The bill phases out the seven per cent per-country limit on employment-based immigrant visas.
The bill also raises the seven per cent per-country limit on family-sponsored visas to 15 per cent.
Its predecessor, the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, was passed in the House in the 116th Congress with a resounding bipartisan vote of 365 to 65.
We all know that our immigration system is severely broken and it has been broken for decades, said Lofgren, Chair of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.