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All of Us Applauds Bipartisan Progress on MORE Green Cards and Renews Endorsement of Rand Paul’s BELIEVE ACT
Senator Rand Paul has reintroduced the BELIEVE (Backlog Elimination, Legal Immigration, and Employment Visa Enhancement) Act for the 117th Congress (S. 970).
All of Us endorsed the BELIEVE Act in the last Congress, and enthusiastically reaffirms our support for it in this Congress. Rand Paul’s leadership demonstrates once again the breadth and depth of bipartisan support for eliminating the employment-based backlog and the only way it can be done: with MORE green cards.
- It increases the overall number of employment-based visas awarded by the U.S. each year, which has not been done for more than30 years;
- It repeals per country distribution of green cards, which All of Us supports in a PLUS-SUM approach;
- It exempts spouses and children from counting against the overall number of employment-based visas awarded by the U.S. each year; and
- BELIEVE Act directs the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to cease counting “Schedule A” occupations against the overall number of employment-based visas awarded by the U.S. each year.
There is substantial bipartisan support for all of these proposals, from Rand Paul to the Biden/Menendez/Sanchez American Citizenship Act which contains similar provisions.
We also applaud Senator Paul’s decision to cosponsor the Healthcare Workers’ Resilience Act introduced by Senator Durbin, which would greatly help the struggle against the COVID pandemic by recapturing green cards for medical doctors and nurses.
These are substantial bipartisan steps forward. All of Us is working to take more.