Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (HR 3012), legislation introduced several months ago by Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). The bill eliminates per-country caps on employment-based green card numbers and increases the per-country limit on family-based green cards from 7 percent to 15 percent. If enacted, the bill will reduce the green card wait times for employment-based immigrants from high-volume user countries, such as India and China.
Though the bill has been passed by the House of Representatives, it is not yet law and must still pass the U.S. Senate and be signed into law by the President. We hope this will become a reality soon. We will keep our readers posted.