Bloomberg Law
Oct. 31, 2018, 10:01 AMUpdated: Oct. 31, 2018, 8:06 PM

U.S. May Speed Green Cards for Some Countries, Make Others Wait (1)

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

A bill that would virtually wipe out a 150-year green card wait for Indian workers has a realistic chance of passage this fall.

H.R. 392, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.), would eliminate per-country caps on employment-based visas, one of the sources of the lengthy wait times. Its inclusion in a Department of Homeland Security funding bill means it could become part of an overall spending package that Congress is expected to pass.

The bill would clear the existing backlog in less than a decade, immigration analysts say. For businesses, particularly, in the tech industry, that could mean reduced turnover, ...

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