Late last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would eliminate or raise the “per country” caps on many types of visas issued to skilled laborers and their family members from foreign countries.
The Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act (HR 3012) received bipartisan support and passed by a wide margin, 389 to 15. It would, if passed by the Senate, eventually eliminate per country caps on employment-based immigration, and it would raise the percentage caps on family-based immigration, allowing up to 15 percent of family-based visas to be granted to citizens of any one country (rather than the current 7 percent limitation).
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