July 11, 2016
A bill currently circulating in the House of Representatives seeks to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act in some very significant ways. In particular, the proposed bill in its current form would eliminate the per-country limits for employment-based immigration visas. Under current law, USCIS must apply per-country limits that cap the amount of total visas available in any given fiscal year at 7% for any one country. As a result, countries with significantly high demand such as China and India have seen significant retrogression in priority dates over the past decade. The current bill would eliminate these per-country limits and make available employment-based visas regardless of the beneficiary’s native country.
The bill is currently pending in committee. You can find more information about the bill and track it (Here).