Kevin Yoder a leading Republican US Congress member has demanded that country quota for US Green Card must be abolished. The US Permanent Residency is more popular as the US Green Card. The US Congress member representing Kansas had yesterday become the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act’s lead sponsor.
Kevin Yoder has contended that the current nation-wise quota for US Green Card is unfair. This is particularly true for skilled overseas immigrant workers from countries such as India and China, added Republican US Congress member.
A report was released this week regarding the average wait time for an IT professional from India for the US Green Card. The report said that the average wait time for the US Green Card for an Indian IT professional is 12 years or more.
Jason Chaffetz the former Representative had introduced The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. Kevin Yoder was originally its co-sponsor, as quoted by the Indian Express.
As of now, 230 US Congress members have signed as the bill cosponsors. The Act improves the existing legal immigration regime in the US. It aims to eliminate the random country wise quota for the US Green Card. This has caused severe backlogs in the US Green Card system that is employment based.
Vast nations such as India and China that account for over 40% population of the world are treated on par with other nations in the country quota. This means that they receive the equal number of visas allotted to Greenland. Greenland accounts for a mere 1/1000th % of the global population, said Kevin Yoder.
The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act proposes to have a system based on merit and skills. Highly skilled workers who are equally qualified will receive US Green Cards in order of their application based purely on skills they bring to the US, said Kevin.
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