The draft of the Eagle (Equal access to green cards for legal employment) Act, which seeks to eliminate the 7% per country cap on job-based green cards in a phased manner, is probably going to be taken more time for discussion and mark-up by the US House Judiciary Committee in early April.
This promises a ray of hope for the Indian diaspora, which is trapped in a decades-long backlog of employment-based green cards. Families face serious repercussions, including splitting up families when children turn 21 and are forced to self-deport. If the aged-out children wish to continue to stay in the US they have to opt for an international student visa. Later, they need to pin their hopes on work visas and are no longer in the green card queue with their family yet need to begin the process once more.
Bill to remove country caps for job-based green cards
Immigration Voice is a not-for-profit that alleviates the issues faced by legal high-skilled future. Americans have been actively lobbying for the passing of this bill.
On its site the association has posted: We are happy to share with you that our bill H.R.3648. Further, the Eagle Act will be marked up in the House Judiciary Committee on 5th April 2022.
Also, markup is the process by which a US congressional committee debates, amends, and rewriters proposed legislation.
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“Preparation is a vital element for success. And in anticipation of the vote in the House Judiciary Committee. Key leaders of Immigration Voice have been in Washington DC for the last two weeks. To speak with House Judiciary Members and their staff. As usual, we have wide bipartisan help for the bill and we expect that with your active participation. Moreover, we will together see the bill pass the House Judiciary Committee next week. And pass on the House floor soon after,” adds the post. The association is hopeful that the Eagle Act Bill will pass this year.