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US Immigration  Decision to Lift Caps on Green Cards Could Benefit Indians


The House of Representative in the United States is expected to vote this week on an important legislation that aims to remove the Country-Caps on Green Cards.

The move is supported by more than 300 congressmen and women from both the parties and is one of the few bi-partisan measures being considered. The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, as this law has been dubbed is expected to win easily in the 435-member strong House of Representative.

More than 200 Democrats and 100 Republicans have co-sponsored the bill, which allows its proponents to push forward a fast-track process to pass the bill sans any amendments or hearings.

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Indian-Americans Are Most Likely Beneficiaries of the US Immigrations Move to Lift Caps on Green Cards

The move to lift per-country limits for Green Card is expected to benefit professionals from skilled sectors who work in USA on H-1B visas, most of whom come from India. As such, these professionals will benefit from this law once passed, as it will drastically cut down their waiting period for the green card.

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, which is officially named as HR 1044, also plans to increase the per-country limit on USA Family-Sponsored Visas by nearly eight percent and do away with the cap for employment based visa entirely.

The bill also proposed to reserve a certain percentage for EB-2 and EB-3 workers in the United States. This new legislation if passed would significantly benefit Indians who have been waiting for a long time to receive their Green card, and would even the playing field for aspirants across countries

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canada: The Great White North is Number 1 on this list. With easy immigration processes, a welcoming society, great education and healthcare, cool weather, and the ever-growing job market, Canada is the undisputed leader in immigration potential.

Germany: The Deutschland is famous for precision, quality, and high expectations. Unsurprisingly, it makes the list but we’re still going to spell it out. Currently, home to over 170,000 Indians, Germany is a melting pot of different cultures mostly from other countries in the EU. A veritable hub for mechanical engineering, Germany has a low level of corruption, and a love for innovation and is home to over 25 Fortune 500 companies. With the demand for highly skilled professionals, Germany is a choice destination for young, smart immigrants from all over the world.

Provincial Nominee Program is one of the best routes for Canadian immigration. Every province (state) in Canada has its criteria for immigration. This criterion is custom-fitted to reflect the needs and growth opportunities arising in that respective province.

A Master’s Degree translates directly into a better CRS score. Your educational qualifications reflect the contribution you would make to the destination country’s economy which means that you would be more sought after. Speaking one of the country's primary languages (Eg: French for Canada) also greatly raises your chances for both visa success as well job opportunities.

If you fall under the NOC list in Canada or SOL in Australia (Occupations in demand list), it means that jobs are readily available for qualified candidates. On average, individuals earn 8 times as much salary in Canada as compared to India.


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