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WASHINGTON: Critics and advocates of a new immigration bill designed to eliminate the maximum limits per green card (currently 7 percent) than the US Congress. UU Accepting this week are online and in the corridors of power amid charges that the legislation will end up favoring large-scale immigration in the US. UU of highly qualified Indians.
Titled the Equity Act for Highly Qualified Immigrants (FHSI), the bill is expected to be voted on in the US House of Representatives. UU
Although the bill appears to have bipartisan support in both houses, lobby groups have increased attacks on lawmakers who support the bill, accusing them of being in collusion with large technology companies and Wall Street, while They sell American workers in the river claiming a shortage of high-tech workers in the United States, which they say does not present a real image.
Critics are specifically accusing India and Indian workers of beginning to gain more from the bill while attacking lawmakers who have some connection to India, such as the Senator. Kamala Harris of California , which supports the legislation partly because Silicon Valley it enters his political domain.
Terming the purpose of the bill “white-collar labor trafficking,” Jessica Vaughn, policy director of the Center for Immigration studies, claimed that “If Harris’ outsourcing law is adopted, the rush of Central Americans migrants at the southern border will be overshadowed by a huge rush of Indian college graduates walking into professional jobs throughout the United States.”
Breitbart, el sitio web nativista of derecha, alegó que la legislación pretende ayudar a los graduados indios a obtener aproximadamente 120,000 tarjetas verdes cada año, o aproximadamente cinco veces la cantidad of tarjetas verdes que reciben ahora, al tiempo que afirma que el proyecto of ley of Harris es un especial. el interés se arregla para un problema creado colectivamente por el gobierno federal, el gobierno of la India, los directores ejecutivos, los inversores y sus contratistas extranjeros contratados.
Current US law allows 140,000 green cards to foreign graduates who are nominated by their US employers, but because there is per country-cap of 7 per cent, no more than 9000 Indian professionals get green cards each year although tens of thousands of workers much coveted by U.S companies because of their skills are in waiting. The upcoming bills in the Senate and House increase the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from 7% of the total number of such visas available in a single year to 15%, and eliminate the 7% cap for employment-based visas.
Some experts contend that if the per-country cap is lifted, then nearly all of the green cards in the ordinary professional worker category would go to Indian nationals simply because of the size of India’s population and the number of tech workers it produces. They say workers from other countries that receive employment green cards will be overrun by India.
Conversely, critics of the current law say India is unfairly punished simply because of its size and the U.S loses out picking the best and the brightest. Currently law also favors smaller countries which are less represented in the U.S demographic mix.
The Senate version of the bill introduced by Utah Republican Mike Lee has 31 co-sponsors, including 17 Republicans. The House version has 291 cosponsors, mostly Democrats. Both chambers will have to pass their respective bills (S.386 in Senate and H.R.1044 in House), and reconcile any differences in the two versions at a conference, before it can be sent to the President, upon whose signature it becomes law.