NewsFlash! Bill to End Employment-Based Per-Country Cap Inches Closer to Becoming Law

Last night, the U.S. Senate passed the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, which would eliminate the per-country cap on employment-based green cards, and increase the per-country limit for family-based categories. The Senate version is an amended version of the bill previously passed by the House. The House and Senate will need to reach a consensus between the two versions of the bill before it can be sent to the President’s desk for consideration. Assuming the bill makes it to him, President Trump has not yet indicated whether he would sign the bill into law.

If this bill becomes law, it would dramatically change the wait times for employment-based green cards. This bill would be especially beneficial for foreign nationals born in India, who currently face significant backlogs in most of the employment-based categories.

The Murthy Law Firm will continue to closely track this important bill. Subscribe to the MurthyBulletin to receive future updates in your inbox.


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