There is relief news for Indian IT professionals. In the US House of Representatives, the Republican and Democratic Party together introduced a bill to end the quota on green cards. At present, the quota of Green Cart is fixed according to every country. If the bill is approved, it will greatly benefit Indian IT professionals as a large number of them go there to work on H-1B visas and then become green card claimants. But many people have to face disappointment due to the quota being fixed according to the country.
Indian IT professionals will benefit
The bill was introduced by two US parliamentarians, Joe Loughgren and John Curtis. This bill, named Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment (EAGLE) Act, 2021, will also require the approval of the Senate. After this, the President will sign it and stamp his assent. The bill seeks to gradually eliminate the seven per cent quota of employment-based immigrant visas for each country. There is a provision to increase the quota of Family Sponsored Visa up to 15 percent. Earlier, the Fairness for Highly Skilled Immigrants Act was passed in Parliament by 65 votes against 365. Therefore, the expectation has also increased regarding the bill related to increasing the quota of green card.
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Joe Loughgren, head of the US Parliament’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, said that we know that the state of the immigration system has been bad for decades. Therefore, it needs to be improved. He said that due to the current system, a person with a higher qualification from a big country lags behind in getting a green card than a person of lesser qualification from a smaller country. Whereas America needs a person of such high qualification for its economy. He can create employment opportunities here. Due to this we are in loss. We are seeing recruiters from outside America taking such highly qualified people out of here. The passage of this bill will benefit a large number of Indian professionals waiting for green cards.