President Obama again urged Congress to pass immigration reform on June 8th, saying there's "no reason" lawmakers can't come together to put a bill on his desk by "the end of the summer."
The president said, the immigration reform has "got broad support - from Republicans and Democrats, CEOs and labor leaders, law enforcement and clergy. So there is no reason that Congress can't work together to send a bill to my desk by the end of the summer." read more
The Senate has officially beginning a floor debate on the immigration bill on June 7th. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he expected to hold a vote on final passage by July 4.
In the House, members of a bipartisan group of eight lawmakers announced on June 5th that they had "found a way forward" on their own immigration reform proposal. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters that there was enough “general agreement” on bipartisan immigration reform for a measure to pass, saying a bill could be sent to Obama to sign by August.
The Immigration Bill increased the number of H1B Visa and Green Card for foreign workers
. If the President could sign the bill into law by the end of the summer, we might have 50,000-75,000 new H1B Visa available starting October 1, 2013.
According to IEEE-USA, the unemployment rate for software engineers
in U.S. was 2.2% in the first quarter of 2013, down from 2.8% in 2012. Due to structural unemployment, a 4% unemployment rate is considered as full employment. No wonder the American employers are lobbying hard for more H-1B visa
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