U.S. industry leaders putting pressure on Congress…

Members of “Compete America” include some of America’s largest and most prestigious companies and organizations. “Compete America” have created a petition to Congress. In this petition, U.S. Industry leading companies have asked legislators in Washington to enact three pieces of legislation: H.R. 6039, H.R. 5921 and H.R. 5882. The three proposals address many existing shortcomings in the Employment-based green card categories.

First, H.R. 6039, aims to assist highly educated, foreign-born students with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (from a U.S. university) by eliminating numerical restrictions on employment-based Green Cards.

Next, H.R. 5921 aims to reduce and eliminate lengthy backlogs and per country limits on employment-based Green Cards.

Finally, H.R. 5882 aims to further reduce backlogs by “recapturing” available, unused Green Cards and releasing those to applicants/beneficiaries who meet the requirements.

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