Originally Posted by munna21977
Yes but I think it will be passed. The main beneficiary of this rule will be people from India (IT people) as they are the ones with longest waiting time period for Green Card. Many Indian H-1B people have started to go back to India or move to Canada because of seemingly endless waiting period for Green Card. EAD for spouse will benefit them and they will stay.
Same way last year, 17 month extension of OPT for STEM graduates was passed with intention of stopping students from leaving the country. The intention is to stop immigrants from leaving the country.
The wait for EB-3
for anyone is minimum 6 years at the moment
, but I have been waiting since JAN 2008 (already 6 years) and at current rate have another year.
Some people waiting for EB-3 aren't already working on H1-B, unlike EB-2. My husband is on H-1B since 2009 and applying now for EB-2. Even though I have a job offer in a shortage occupation (with 23 years experience and a Bachelors degree) and an approved GC application I cannot work.
1000s of Indians and Chinese get intercompany transfer visas each year - no annual limit and no educational requirements plus easy path to Green Card.Also spouse can work (although I'm sure majority don't)
In 2011 160,000 (approx 80,000 each) from India and China were granted LPR, -451,000 from Asia in total.
100,000 from Africa and 143,000 from Mexico
12,000 from the UK -85,000 from Europe in total.
The immigration laws are certainly fullfilling the aim of encouraging diversity.
Many nurse from the UK who had job offers and approved Green card applications went to Canada or Australia instead.
This new proposal is pandering to the demands of the big companies who want to keep their foreign employees and pay them below the going rate.
In addition peole from these countries will live on as little as they can so they can send their money back to their family at home.