Trump's immigration plan would cancel all current GC applications

May 16, 2019 24 Comments

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2019/05/16/trump-immigration-plan-may-throw-4-million-people-off-immigrant-waiting-lists/amp/

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The backlog of Indians who are principals and dependents in the employment-based second and employment-based third categories comes to approximately 550,000, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). State Department data indicate there are additional tens of thousands of individual waiting for employment-based green cards outside of the United States. These applications, with a possible exception for those whose adjudications are close to any bill’s date of passage, would be eliminated under the administration’s plan as currently explained.

The half million or more individuals waiting in employment-based immigrant backlogs must hope to achieve enough points or will eventually need to leave the country. It is unclear whether there would be any provision to allow those in H-1B status to remain in the United States beyond the six-year limit, since under current law that provision is pegged to a pending employment-based green card application and, it appears, there will no longer be any “pending” green card applications, just “Build America” visas.
Individuals whose applications are eliminated, such as an engineer in the employment-based second or third preference already waiting 7 years for a green card, will need to compete with each other, family immigrants and, in theory, anyone else in the world who wants to apply in a given year for a green card in the United States. If 2 or 3 million people apply each year under the point system, there is little guarantee that those whose applications would be eliminated, even if they are awarded some additional points, would garner a high enough “score” to gain permanent residence under the new system.
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  • Good
    May 16, 2019 0
  • Microsoft vxefcdrvsw
    Good for Indians. Finally the long awaited change is coming for Indians.
    May 16, 2019 3
    • Microsoft vxefcdrvsw
      I guess anyway 90% visas will go to Indians since there is no country quota any more.
      May 17, 2019
    • Amazon ed3Gyy
      Depends on what points are awarded for. Also the Indians already here will not necessarily have a spot in line ahead of Indians applying for the first time that year. They may also get more points for being younger.
      May 17, 2019
  • Nvidia buck25
    We better focus on retraining all these truckers on how to code first.
    May 17, 2019 2
    • Amazon ed3Gyy
      Hire back the Americans who we laid off after being forced to teach a lower paid h1b how to do their job.

      https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_11173074
      May 17, 2019
    • Apple Hansel2
      Have them pass ONE phone screen for an intern first FFS. This handout policy has to stop...
      May 17, 2019
  • Amazon RtyB78
    So will this take my tc go up or down as a us citizen?
    May 17, 2019 4
    • Amazon ed3Gyy
      Down since there will be more tech immigration
      May 17, 2019
    • Apple Hansel2
      Hello Canada. The low TC in Canada will be soon gone once jobs move there and so does talent.
      May 17, 2019
  • Intuit tgfi
    It’s not happening. It’ll never pass so that’s that.
    May 16, 2019 4
    • eBay / Eng Kilo77
      Well, you think Bernie or Joe or any other Demtards can beat him?
      May 17, 2019
    • Intuit tgfi
      Nope I don’t believe they’ll beat him. I just don’t think his immigration plan will pass.

      Different things.
      May 17, 2019
  • Yahoo altaba
    "What is the Einstein visa? And how did Melania Trump get one?"

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43256318
    May 17, 2019 0
  • Google wtE2j7
    The Dems will NEVER let Trump's bill pass. If he wants to get anything done he'd have to do so by executive order, and this seems out of scope.
    May 16, 2019 2
    • Amazon luwo
      OP
      This does seem likely
      May 16, 2019
    • Microsoft
      Ksnenchi

      Microsoft

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      Symantec
      Ksnenchimore
      Dems did pass criminal justice system reform. Always amazed by how delusional Trump fans are.
      May 28, 2019
  • Trump's plan is evil and genial. It's likely to not pass but he can claim he's in favor of skilled immigration and democrats are for open borders. If for some reason it ended up passing, he could just set the minimum number of point to be really high, making the number of eligible applications drop to close to zero. The only issue for him is that immigrant communities will all flock to democrats now.
    May 16, 2019 0
  • I think the whole tech world will go down. All talent will go to the chinese Silicon Valley, which will reach the top in a few years anyway.
    May 17, 2019 0

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