The top ten recent bills on employment-based Green Cards
Here are some notable bills related to green cards based on employment that were under consideration at the time. However, please note that the status and details of these bills may have changed since then.
The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 1044/S. 386): This bill aims to eliminate the per-country cap on employment-based green cards, which would reduce waiting times for individuals from countries with high demand for visas, such as India and China.
The RELIEF Act (H.R. 3648): This bill proposes to exempt certain STEM graduates with advanced degrees from U.S. universities from numerical limitations on employment-based green cards. It seeks to prioritize highly skilled individuals in STEM fields.
The American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6): While not specific to employment-based green cards, this bill addresses the legal status of certain undocumented immigrants, including those brought to the U.S. as children (Dreamers) and those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). It would provide a path to permanent residency and potentially green cards for these individuals.
The JROTC Act (H.R. 1182): This bill proposes to provide a path to green cards for certain nonimmigrant aliens who have served honorably in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program and meet other requirements.
The Keep STEM Talent Act (H.R. 6135): This bill aims to create an exemption from the employment-based green card cap for certain foreign nationals who have earned a master’s or higher degree in a STEM field from a U.S. institution.
The SECURE Act (H.R. 6176): This bill seeks to improve and streamline the employment-based green card process, including reducing backlogs, eliminating certain redundant steps, and improving efficiency.
The New Way Forward Act (H.R. 5383): While not specific to employment-based green cards, this bill proposes comprehensive immigration reform, including provisions related to the adjustment of status and potential pathways to permanent residency for certain individuals.
The RESPECT Act (H.R. 1916): This bill aims to provide employment-based green cards to certain nonimmigrant workers, such as H-1B visa holders, who have experienced employer abuse or exploitation.
The SKIL Act (H.R. 1041): This bill seeks to improve the employment-based green card system by providing more flexibility, reducing backlogs, and prioritizing highly skilled workers.
The Startup Act (H.R. 4253): This bill focuses on promoting entrepreneurship and job creation, including provisions related to the allocation of employment-based visas for immigrant entrepreneurs and foreign graduates of U.S. universities.
These bills represent a sample of proposed legislation related to employment-based green cards. It’s essential to research the current status and potential changes to these bills or consult official government sources for the latest information.