As one news site put it: Today, it has become a necessity in politics in US to do immigration reform and make it a number one priority.
What does it mean to high-skilled immigrants who are waiting in line for years especially on EB3 and on EB2 ?
thehill.com has a very good news that: Republican Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) along with Democrat Senatorz Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) are planning to introduce a high skilled immigration bill as early as today -- Immigration Innovation Act -- that would, among other things:
- Remove the per country cap on employment based visa
- Exempt folks from the green card cap who are
- dependents of employment-based visa recipients
- outstanding professors and researchers
- graduates from U.S. universities with advanced degrees in STEM
usatoday.com also has a very good news that: A bi-partisan group of 4 Republican Senators and 4 Democrat Senators have reached an agreement on Comprehensive Immigration Reform proposal that will affect both illegal and legal immigrants in US. Even though, the main focus here is to create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, looks like it has provisions for high skilled immigrants as well.
As with every bill, there is a long path ahead on these initiatives. But, it looks like a good start for all of us who are waiting in line for long time. It gives us something to look forward to and it gives us a hope it will become a law some time real soon with the current political climate.
To view the news on high-skilled immigration bill from The Hill -- Please Click Here
To view the news on CIR from USATODAY -- Please Click Here