I am from India and have an EB2 case with a 2011 priority date. Is it true I will be able to get my green card quickly based on the new law, H.R.1044?


The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (i.e., H.R.1044) is a bill that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, but it is not law. To become law, the U.S. Senate would need to pass the bill, and then it would need to be signed by the President.

If this bill were to become law, it would eliminate the per-country cap for employment-based green card cases, which would be a fantastic benefit to Indians with EB1, EB2, and EB3 cases. Unfortunately, the bill in the Senate (known as S.386) is currently being blocked by several Senators from even being brought up for a vote. Skopos Labs, an independent company that uses artificial intelligence tools to predict chances of a bill becoming law, currently gives S.386 a mere 4% chance of enactment.

That being said, we cannot rule out the possibility that the bill will be signed into law. We encourage stakeholders to contact their elected representatives in the Senate to explain the tremendous benefits of passing the House version of this important bill! (17.Jul.2019)

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