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CRS Report on The Employment-Based Immigration Backlog

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. The analysis also shows that HR.1044/S.386 will not only lead to monopolization of the high-skilled immigration system, but also, subject all immigrants to decades of additional wait in line. … Continue reading CRS Report on The Employment-Based Immigration Backlog

The American Immigration Lawyers Association joins S.386/HR.1044 opposition

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

Major changes to Durbin-Lee agreement – Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act S.386/HR.1044

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 Announces Agreement with Senator Lee on 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

What is the Employment-based (EB) Visa Backlog?

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?

RELIEF Act. is introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

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

How Sen. Durbin’s RELIEF Act. clears the Employment-based backlog?

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?

AILA Joins Coalition Letter Urging Congressional Support for RELIEF Act

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