US senators unveil immigration reform deal
The framework for immigration reform would include giving green cards to those with PhD or masters in science, engineering, technology and maths; besides reducing backlog in the family and employment visa categories.
These two measures, announced by a bipartisan group of eight powerful Senators, could benefit immigrants from India and China the most; who as of now have a much longer — very often a frustrating wait running into more than a decade.
But it has no reference to addressing the issue of country quota; which is one of the major reasons for Green Card backlog for people from India and China.
Senate’s top-ranking Democratic leaders, Dick Durbin and Charles Schumer; and Senate’s two leading Republican authorities on immigration reform, Marco Rubio and John McCain have signed on to this immigration deal.
“The United States must do a better job of attracting and keeping the world’s best and brightest. As such, our immigration proposal will award a green card to immigrants who have received a PhD or Master’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or math from an American university,” they wrote in the introduction to their five-page framework.
“It makes no sense to educate the world’s future innovators and entrepreneurs only to ultimately force them to leave our country at the moment they
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