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House votes to eliminate green card quotas

Posted on October 31st, 2011 No Comments

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would eliminate green card quotas in order to provide more highly skilled workers for high-tech industry jobs.

The bill’s sponsor argues that skilled workers are skilled workers and where they’re from should not hinder their ability to obtain citizenship.

Current law states that family-sponsored and employment-based green cards cannot count for more than 7% of all green cards provided each year. This bill would eliminate the cap on employment-based green cards. That means that qualified workers from China and India could become citizens quicker than current immigration laws allow.

Companies such as Google, Oracle, and Microsoft have urged for changes in U.S. immigration laws. The bill will now be presented to the entire House of Representatives for a vote.

If you or someone you love is seeking to enter or remain in the United States for work, contact the Austin employment-based immigration attorneys of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC at 512-323-2333.

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