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House votes to end per country caps on worker visas

Posted on December 5th, 2011 No Comments

Last week the House voted on a bill that would end per-country caps on worker-based immigration visas. The bill passed 389-15.

This new law would overwrite the current law that limits a country’s employment-based visas to 7% of all visas given out. That means skilled workers from China or India who come to the United States for college could more easily obtain citizenship. Green cards and permanent resident visas would be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The caps on family-based visas will also be changed from 7% to 15% per country.

Many immigration advocates say the new law does little to help immigrants, but is a step in the right direction.

If you need help applying for a green card or want to explore your possibilities for becoming a U.S. citizen, contact the Austin immigration lawyers of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC today at 512-323-2333 for more information.

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