Reportedly, there is bipartisan support in Congress for legislation that would raise the long-time ceiling on green cards (permanent residence visas) for highly-skilled immigrants who can help the ailing U.S. economy.
One such piece of legislation that was recently introduced in the House is The Fairness for Highly Skilled Immigrants Act, which would eliminate annual caps on green card numbers for employment-based immigration visas and increase the cap for related family-based immigration.
As of now, foreign nationals who are sponsored for permanent jobs in the U.S. can sometimes wait for many years to get a green card simply because per country allocations for visas have barely been raised for decades. Without such obstacles, employers say that it would be easier to fill positions requiring special skills that are in short supply domestically.
If you are an employer or an employer’s representative in charge of finding and hiring qualified immigrant workers, please do not hesitate to call our offices for assistance at (847) 564-0712. You can also check out the pertinent section of our Website for information on how we might assist you.