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India, China IT Professionals Would Benefit Most from House Action on Visas

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that will help workers from India, in particular, and China get employment-based green cards over the next few years.

The move will likely raise the frustration levels of people in other nations, such as the Philippines and South Korea, who may see their waits for a green card lengthen.

This GOP-sponsored legislation was approved 389 to 15 and eliminates the per-country cap on employment-based visas. The measures now goes to the Senate.

This "Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act" (H.R. 3012), doesn't increase immigration in the U.S., it just reshuffles how the visas are allocated. The U.S. issues 140,000 employment-based green cards annually, but limits them to no more than 7 percent from any one country. This bill eliminates that cap.

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The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that will help workers from India, in particular, and China get employment-based green cards over the next few years.

The move will likely raise the frustration levels of people in other nations, such as the Philippines and South Korea, who may see their waits for a green card lengthen.

This GOP-sponsored legislation was approved 389 to 15 and eliminates the per-country cap on employment-based visas. The measures now goes to the Senate.

This "Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act" (H.R. 3012), doesn't increase immigration in the U.S., it just reshuffles how the visas are allocated. The U.S. issues 140,000 employment-based green cards annually, but limits them to no more than 7 percent from any one country. This bill eliminates that cap.

Read Full Article