Immigration Voice is a rapidly growing, national grassroots organization of more than 90,000 legal, highly skilled immigrants. Its members are committed to sensible improvements to the employment-based immigration and green-card process and support HR3012 — Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act.
The immigration system is broken, causing hardship for high-skilled immigrants and their families — my family and I are among of them.
There are up to a million applicants like me who are doomed to wait for up to 30 years to receive a green card. We applicants already have been living and working in the United States for more than a decade, but are still in a stagnant application queue.
This issue has been causing a massive brain drain to other competing economies, which hurts American innovation, in addition to preventing potential immigrant entrepreneurs from creating new jobs and boosting the economic recovery.
This bill has bipartisan support in Congress, which is a significant accomplishment considering the current political climate. It will drastically reduce wait times for applicants from 30 years to fewer than seven years. On Nov. 29 2011, HR 3012 was passed overwhelmingly and in a bipartisan vote by the U.S. House. The bill is currently awaiting passage in the Senate where it enjoys widespread support as well.
I applaud both the Democratic and Republican leadership in Congress for their commitment to high-skilled immigration reform and for their support for HR3012. This is a great first step. For more information on this important legislation, visit http://immigrationvoice.org/.
Rajesh Sabat, Doral