Based on the NY Times article, Senator Charles E. Schumer HR 3012 (THE FAIRNESS FOR HIGH-SKILLED IMMIGRANTS ACT) “seemed likely to pass easily in the Senate”. However, the process might be slow and unfortunately one Senator’s opinion will suffice to hold the bill. The Bill should allow an increase in family petitions for countries where is a huge delay butr, the main beneficiaries will be highly skilled immigrants from India and China. Those will include many under the EB2 category (Employment Based) with certain Bachelor’s degrees and adequate experience, master’s degrees and doctorates in science and engineering. Because they come from populous countries that send many people to work here who have advanced science and technology skills, immigrants from those two nations had been forced by the country limits into lines that were many years long and growing much longer.
In most cases, Indians and Chinese who will now receive their permanent green cards more quickly have been working in the United States for years on temporary visas including H1Bs, L and other types of visas. The immigrants and their employers have passed labor market tests (Labor Certification) showing that qualified Americans were not available for jobs they hold.
The passing of this Bill will make the difference in the lives of many.
Listen to our law show on Monday December 5, 2011 on KLOK 1170 AM from Noon to 1pm PST (Bay Area, Sacramento, Monterey, Tracy, Oakley, and many other places) and WLIE 540 AM from 3pm (NY, NJ & CT) , we will talk about the backlog of immigration for people from India. Do not miss our shows.
Our law firm encourages everybody to call their Senators to support H.R 3012. Should you have any questions, feel free to call us on 510.742.5887