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100 U.S CEOs Ask Senate to Approve Immigration Reform Bill

By Bill at June 23, 2013 17:08
Filed Under: Immigration News

More than 100 CEOs from top U.S. employers ask the U.S. Senate to approve comprehensive immigration reform bill, because they strongly believe the bill includes "key improvements in the availability of both green cards and H-1B visas – will help address the national talent shortage". read more

Without the increase of both green cards and H-1B Visas, even if "every American graduate receiving an advanced STEM degree gets a job, the U.S. is estimated to face at least 200,000 unfilled advanced-degree STEM jobs by 2018". Bill Kamela, a policy counsel at Microsoft added that Microsoft currently has more than 6,000 jobs it cannot fill!

Please click here to read the letter and the full list of executives who have signed the letter. Click following names to see the visa jobs these employers have sponsored. As we reported earlier, if the President could sign the bill into law by the end of the summer, we might have 50,000-75,000 extra H1B Visa available starting from October 1, 2013.

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Landmark Immigration Bill to Increase H1B Visa and Employment Green Card

By Bill at April 17, 2013 06:42
Filed Under: Immigration News

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Update: Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amended Immigration Bill on May 21.

On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a landmark 1000-page long immigration bill that would bolster border security, legalize undocumented immigrants and substantially increase the number of H-1B Visa and employment based green card. 

The outline of the bill is available on document section and immigration blog. . Following are some highlights related to H-1B Visa and employment green card. 

  • H-1B Visas full outline on H1B Visa
    • Increase H-1B base cap from 65,000 to 110,000, can go as high as 180,000
    • Increase 20,000 exemption for U.S. advanced degree holders to be 25,000
    • Employers must pay significantly higher wages for H-1B workers than under current law
    • Spouses of H-1B workers(H-4 Visa holders) might get work authorization
    • Dual intent visas for all students who come here on bachelor's degree programs or above
  • Green Cards full outline on employment green card
    • Merit based visa will award green card based on education, skills and employment
    • Startup visa for foreign entrepreneurs
    • Repeal Diversity Visa Program(Green Card Lottery)
    • Repeal F4 green card category for brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens
    • Exempts the following categories from the annual numerical limits on employment-based immigrants:
      • derivative beneficiaries of employment-based immigrants
      • aliens of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education,business or athletics
      • outstanding professors and researchers
      • multinational executives and managers
      • doctoral degree holders in STEM field
      • physicians who have completed the foreign residency requirements or have received a waiver

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