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Republican proposes large increase of employment green card

By Bill at January 23, 2018 22:55
Filed Under: Immigration News

On January 10, four Republican House leaders introduced the Securing America's Future Act, which is supported by the Republicans across the board. President Trump praised and endorsed the bill within hours.

The new legislation includes border security, end to chain migration, DACA fix, increase of employment green card and a new guest worker program. Following are some key points. Please click here to read the one page summary.

  • Increases Immigration Levels for Skilled Workers - Increases the number of green cards available in the three skilled worker green card categories from about 120,000 a year to about 175,000 - an increase of 45%
  • Agricultural Workers - The new H2C visa would bring in 450,000 guest workers every year and allow them stay in the country for up to three years.
  • Ends the Diversity Program - Eliminates the visa lottery green card program
  • Ends Chain Migration - Eliminates green card programs for relatives (other than spouses and minor children); creates a renewable temporary visa for parents of citizens to unite families at no cost to taxpayers
  • Makes E-Verify Mandatory - Employers must check to see that they are only hiring legal workers

This Republican version of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill will accomplish the White House's Immigration Principles & Policies, which was released in last October.

U.S. employers are always looking for skilled foreign workers. They are expected to file more than 200,000 H-1B visa petitions during the first week of April! Please make sure you polish your resume and update your career profiles regularly