The bill had an overwhelming impact on several talented professionals from across the world who is seeking permanent residence in the US.
The news has come in as a shock on Wednesday as the US House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act 2019.
The act will ensure to eliminate the employment-based immigrant visas and will increase the family-based immigrant visas of people of each country.
It provided that a transition period from the fiscal year will be applicable from 2020 to 2022, reserving employment visas.
The act will impact on countries like India. The family-based green cards will increase from 7% to 15% and intends to eliminate the employment green-cards.
In 2017 the country approved the employment-based visas from the countries like China, India and the Philippines.
The caps especially keep the countries from dominating the employment-immigration route. In the EB-2 (exceptional ability), EB-3 (Skilled Workers) and EB-5 (investors) for those who are not from these countries who claim most of these visas.
In an interview the former immigration policy official at White House, Dough Rand asserted.
"This isn't the first time this bill passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming bipartisan majority— it happened in 2011, but the Senate did nothing. This time there's momentum in the Senate, though, because certain senators wrote in some tighter H-1B rules they have wanted for a long time. So supporters of this bill can be cautiously optimistic,”