Bill to remove per country cap on Green Card introduced in US Congress
A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the United States House of Representatives to repeal the per-country restriction on employment-based Green Cards. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and Congressman John Curtis have introduced the legislation.
The existing immigration system, which imposes a 7 per cent per country limitation on the allocation of the Green Cards, disproportionately affects Indian IT workers, most of whom have come to the US primarily on H-1B visas. The Bill eliminates the 7 per cent per-country cap on employment-based immigration visas. A Green Card is a document provided to the US immigrants as proof that they have given the right to reside permanently in the country.