On behalf of Indian Technology Professionals, the Global Indian Technology Professionals Association (GITPRO) appeals US Senators to support to HR3012, Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. GITPRO considers this as an important step in the effort to reform immigration policy in response to the changing global situation. Since Indian Professionals are key contributors in the technology world in US, the passage of this bill would help US economy and innovation.
Today some highly-skilled immigrants from countries like India and China wait significantly longer than others in receiving employment-based green cards. This is not due to differences in skills, but due to a “per country cap,” in the current law which limits to seven percent the total number of green cards issued to people from any one particular country. H.R. 3012 would eliminate this counter-productive per nation cap on employment-based visas in favor of a more fair, “first come, first serve” system, where all green-card applicants meeting the requirements will have the same wait time.
The bill will also reduce the uncertainty faced by organizations in retaining experienced resources critical to support the business. The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, contains a technical fix to eliminate per-country limits on allotment of high-skilled green cards without adding a single additional green card to the system. The bill also increases per-country limits from 7% to 15% in the family-based immigration system, which will help reduce the huge backlogs in the family based system as well, without adding any new visa numbers.
GITPRO is a global networking platform for Indian Technology Professionals for their professional and self-development and their contribution back to the profession, society, and people of US and India. GITPRO, started in 2009, has chapters in Silicon Valley, Contra Costa Valley, Seattle, DC, Denver in US and Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune in India.