US-congress-to-vote-on-bill-to-remove-country-cap-on-green-card

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  • Google cEMj22
    Atleast we will get to know how racist legislators can get.
    Jul 9 24
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      Yes everyone should be equally eligible to get a green card. That’s the end goal. Currently that’s not as the person is judged by the country of birth. Being born in a country is neither a virtue nor a vice. The reform happened in 1965 but it continued with caps to satisfy some conservatives. I haven’t seen any official documents that says this cap is for diversity.
      Jul 9
    • LinkedIn Wiener
      Why should everyone be equal? Americans didn’t like Chinese 150 years ago. They didn’t like Eastern European 100 years ago. They don’t like Indians or South Americans or Chinese now. It’s their country and they make laws reflecting their opinions.
      Jul 9
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      Yes those are called racist policies :). As an American I have a problem with this. Thanks for accepting that you don’t like some people to come here.
      Jul 9
    • LinkedIn Wiener
      Sure if you don’t like the laws then go ahead and use legal processes to remove those laws.

      I agree that country caps are probably racist in nature and disguised as a diversity policy. But removing it is probably very unpopular to Americans.
      Jul 9
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      Keep fighting but Congress won’t listen. And most Americans won’t care about this. My political priorities now include undocumented immigration and a decent cost effective healthcare system. Rest are not worth talking about.
      Jul 9
  • Google YYkR40
    It cannot be done unless the criteria for GC is changed.
    Yes, current policy is unfair
    Yes, it has to change.
    But, keeping same criteria, and removing caps would make GC to non Indian/Chinese impossible.

    Low wage skull companies should be banned from this.

    If people are doing comparable work with comparable pay then they should be granted based on merit not country of origin.
    Jul 9 1
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      The fundamental issue is FCFS is built in our immigration. We should move away to some merit based system.
      Jul 9
  • Tesla siwndnisb
    Idiots. Stop h1b abuse first.
    Jul 9 1
    • Yahoo / Design getAway
      You must be desi.
      Jul 9
  • Microsoft
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    It doesn’t matter - this will again be filibustered in senate. Even if it is passed it will not help much - except that all employment based immigrants will face the backlog which is only experienced by Indians and to some extent Chinese now - perhaps then there is hope that there will be some sort of broader change. Ideal would be that the number of employment based green cards are increased all up (US issues the same as Aus at this point), install some merit based prioritization system to lower the priority of the body-shopping firms, and remove country cap in conjunction.
    Jul 9 0
  • Facebook 0verpaid
    Hope this bill gets trashed
    Jul 9 0
  • Groupon / Eng sleepy
    ^ Valid concerns and the current bill does almost nothing to address abuse. I support the issue but we deserve a better bill than this.
    Does the bill also increase eb5 and family visa quotas?
    Jul 9 0
  • Microsoft @FB
    Did it pass?
    Jul 9 2
    • Google cEMj22
      Not yet. The vote is tmrw
      Jul 9
    • Yahoo / Design getAway
      Do you think it will pass? I think it will
      Jul 9
  • Oracle baba n
    Nice
    Jul 9 0