On April 30, 2020, a bipartisan group of Senators announced that they will introduce a bipartisan bill (the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act), “to provide a temporary stopgap to quickly address our nation’s shortage of doctors and nurses, which poses a significant risk to our ability to effectively respond to the COVID-19 crisis. ” according to the Senator Durbin’s office press release. All … Continue reading Senate’s Bipartisan Bill to Address the Shortage of Doctors and Nurses
The COVID-19 pandemic emergency reminds us all that we are in it together. As a grassroots organization with thousands of individuals from more than 60 countries, mostly grad students doing medical and scientific research, All of Us is acutely aware of the obstacles presented by America’s immigration system to getting green cards for the people … Continue reading Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, All of US Urges Congress to Recapture Unused Green Cards for Healthcare Professionals
On March 26, 2020, the Congressional Research Service published “The Employment-Based Immigration Backlog”. This analysis states that the employment-based backlog will double by fiscal year 2030. It also reports that the current waiting time for employment based green cards increases to 17 and further delayed to 37 years by 2030. The analysis also shows that … Continue reading CRS Report on The Employment-Based Immigration Backlog
On March 4, 2020, the American Immigration Lawyer Association officially opposes the Fairness for high-skilled immigration Act in its current form. “AILA cannot support legislation that places additional burdens on those who are already waiting in the immigrant visa backlog and that would extend the risk of children aging out and keeping families in limbo … Continue reading The American Immigration Lawyers Association joins S.386/HR.1044 opposition
On Feb 27, 2020, Senator Lee circulated a new version of The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (HR.1044 / S.386) bill among the cosponsors of this bill. This version backpedals from the Durbin-Lee agreement. Surprisingly, it seems that no consultation was done with Senator Durbin which is not customary in the US Senate. According to … Continue reading Major changes to Durbin-Lee agreement – Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act S.386/HR.1044
Senator Durbin announced on Dec 18 that he and Senator Lee have reached a bipartisan agreement on The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (HR.1044 / S.386). The current agreement amends the original bill with provisions that temporarily alleviate and deal with the consequences of S.386/HR.1044 for high-skilled immigrants from all over the world. However, no … Continue reading Senator Durbin Announces Agreement with Senator Lee on S.386/HR.1044
In this post we explain different aspects of the employment-based green card backlog:– How the employment-based backlog created?– Why the employment-based backlog created? – Who created the backlog?– Why we oppose the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (S386) in its current form.– How does the RELIEF Act (S2603) introduced by Senator Durbin solve … Continue reading What is the Employment-based (EB) Visa Backlog?
On Dec. 6,2019, Rep. Donna E. Shalala introduced the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families (RELIEF) Act. According to the press release, this bill is the House companion to S.2603, introduced by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Leahy (D-VT) and eliminates the family and employment green card backlog by increasing the number … Continue reading RELIEF Act. is introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives
Recently, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced the RELIEF Act. This bill removes the per-country cap and eliminates the green card backlog in five years, without harming immigrants from the rest of the world. … Continue reading How Sen. Durbin’s RELIEF Act. clears the Employment-based backlog?
Watch this video to see how HR1044 bill (passed in the U.S. House of Representatives) effectively blocks people born in more than 190 nations from getting Green Card under the EB category for over a decade. Do you know that US House of Representatives recently passed a legislation which will effectively block people born in … Continue reading What is HR1044/S386 Bill?
On November 25, AILA joined several other partners urging congressional support for RELIEF Act. “These changes [by RELIEF Act.] will provide processing for visa applicants who are ready to join their families or being work in the U.S., ensure that we stay true to the commitment to ensure that migrants from a variety of countries … Continue reading AILA Joins Coalition Letter Urging Congressional Support for RELIEF Act