ROW is concerned about the increased wait time due to this bill. ROW is asking Indians why not increase GC so that it will fix problem for everyone. ROW resented that Indians are working on a bill which would harm ROW, but what they are not realizing is that Indians would love to have more GCs because even with HR1044 many Indians will be waiting for many years. So the problem is more deeper, and wanted to provide my learnings here as an education.
As an Indian, I would love to get 1m GCs for EB system suddenly tomorrow. There is a bill by Rand Paul S2091 which was created after HR1044 got approved in House. S2091 would solve the problem. But the bill has less than zero percent chance of passing. It won't pass for another decade.
The problem is adding 1 extra GC is really really hard. Why? Republicans are moving towards merit based + point based system, and democrats are interested in a solution for undocumented & DACA, without that they don't want to solve the problem for EB.
We need to understand both parties' views. Particularly, in democrats' view, undocumented and DACA have been fighting for a solution for really long time. Also they add value to the economy. So giving a solution to EB people while not giving any solution to undocumented and DACA is brutal to those people.
Increasing even a single GC to EB system will happen as part of comprehensive immigration reform(CIR). Nobody knows when it will happen, no major reforms were executed for the past 20-30 years. Per country limits are already harming hundreds of thousands of people. Especially its discrimination nature is not an American thing. So you can see most republicans and democrats are already agreeing that per country limits shouldn't be there in any future proposed immigration reforms including S2091.
So removing per country limits is an absolute minimum thing should happen as part of any CIR, and congressmen have arrived that mindset based on the learnings. Especially few of the congressmen expressed that they felt horrible when they learnt someone who is born today outside of India/China can get his GC 25 years from now while still people who came before him would be still waiting. That's one of the reasons you can see HR1044 got 365-65 votes, and its one of the few bills got bipartisan support. Even 140 republicans voted yes in house for that bill.
Removing per country limits is the only possible solution at this point. So it is not Indians' intentions to harm ROW. So having this understanding of reality should help anyone instead of feeling bad about a group.
You are spreading misinformation by saying that Americans don't object to it. Any American who is in Tech and well-informed objects to this ( Even Fox news talked about this multiple times) because it lets only Indians (who have already demonstrated illegal preferential hiring practices ) to continue to dominate IT. This is NOT in the best interest of the country.
The preferentially hiring practice is partly due to H1b entrapment, partly due to Indian attitude (cronyism, nepotism, bribes) and a genuine lack of tech talent.
There are plenty of polls on blind on this topic and most Indians admit that this is a problem in the industry.
Even I support the removal of country caps, but only in the context of Merit-based system. In fact, I agree with what Tom Cotton said:" Workers should come in as Citizens, not visa workers because visa workers can be exploited" .
IV talking point is that H1b is exploitative and I wholly agree!!! that is why the solution should not be to spread that exploitation to Non- Indian countries. Right now corporations are exploiting Indians stuck in backlog, HR1044 will put everyone in a backlog so that companies can now exploit all immigrants pitching them against American workers?? The talking points of IV are exactly why this bill should be passed.
Tom Cotton's wants a merit-based system, fantastic !! let's help him go all the way. The only solution to this problem is for qualified workers irrespective of country of origin to be given a GC right away, no wait no backlog.
A merit-based system will solve both DACA and backlog problem. Anybody who is qualified can apply for it and get a GC right away if most of GCs are awarded to Indians so be it.. they are clearly the most qualified.
HR1044 is a scam pushed by IV and its scummy lawyer.
PS: I AM NOT IRANIAN, it's INSULTING AND RACIST TO THE REST OF THE WORLD TO ASSUME THAT ONLY IRANIANS OBJECT TO THIS BILL. ITS A FALSE NARRATIVE THAT IV PUSHES TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE ONLY ONE GROUP OBJECTS TO THIS BILL, IT CREATES A MORE TARGETED ENEMY FOR INDIANS TO FOCUS ON.
ROW, EVEN CHINESE EB2/3 OBJECT TO THIS BILL AS DOES TRUMPS BASE(50% OF AMERICA) .