The passage of the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 10, eliminating the country-wise caps on employment-based immigrant visas, a long-standing demand of Indian-Americans, may have cheered many, but not all the roadblocks for it to become a law seem to have been cleared so far.
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In what is expected to bring cheers to hundreds of thousands of high-skilled Indian-Americans waiting for ages for the elusive permanent residency, primarily due to delay in allocation of green cards based on annual per country quota, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the law — the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 — on July 10 eliminating the country-wise caps on employment-based immigrant visas.
President Donald Trump has sounded what he believes is the death knell of birthright citizenship. Reaffirming his commitment to its revocation he told “Axios on HBO” — on the eve of the midterm elections — that the action was “in the process, it’ll happen.” He said that White House lawyers were reviewing his proposal, but never specified when such citizenship would come to an end.
Analysts say that legislation that has remained in limbo on Capitol Hill and is designed to eliminate per-country limits on employment-based visas, has a likely chance of being passed in Congress this fall. The measure would do away with a wait of as long as 150 years for Indian workers seeking green cards.
The fastest-growing language in the U.S. is neither Spanish nor Mandarin, but Telugu, a study has revealed. A new study by the by Center for Immigration Studies indicates that the number of Telugu speakers in the United States grew 86 percent between 2010 and 2017.