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Ease green card backlogs for highly skilled employment based immigrants

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One needs to only take a look at the visa bulletins published in the USCIS web-site every month to get an idea of how slow the process is for immigrants in the 'Highly skilled' category from India, China, Philippines and Mexico. For example, applications from the year 2001 are currently being processed today (10 years later) for the EB3 employment based category from India. And the actual time people get the green card may well be 3-4 years later.
This means that these thousands of people have been facing great hardship and constraints in their career. It has in effect stifled innovation in the country to an extent, because these highly skilled people had a great potential to open up new ventures, create new jobs, advance science and technology and contribute to society in numerous other ways
A hidden cost is also that the spouses of these highly skilled people also often have advanced degrees and Phd's, but they are prevented from joining the workforce because of the restrictive nature of the work visas.
Today the country could do with thousands of new start-ups, medical facilities, nurses, teachers and college professors. Also, the housing market could benefit from this section of people, because once they settle down in their lives they will be able to buy houses.
The sword of uncertainty must be removed from their heads NOW if they are expected to stay here, and if the country is to attract more skilled and bright people.
Today the immigration debate has been hijacked by low-skilled and illegal immigrants, numbering in millions, because, for these few thousands there is no political voice backing them up. In the interest of fairness and true justice they need to be taken care of so that they can join you in the fight for maintaining the ideals and traditions of this great country that is America

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Someone from Cranbury, NJ signed.
Jul 20th, 2017
Rucha K. from Nutley, NJ writes:
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what a pity it is that after 1o years in this country still discussing visas and back log. this needs a fix.
Jul 20th, 2017
Someone from Alpharetta, GA writes:
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I agree with the petition strongly. Merit based systems do not have limits based on nationality. It is unfair to bright engineers, scientists and scholars from higher population countries like India and China. It is not in the best interest of US - as services industry and high technology product companies are completely reliant on quality and talent of the people they hire - and if the pool is available elsewhere, company heads will have to setup larger research and development wings overseas. Current regulations discourage the migration of hungry, ambitious and smart people from highly populated countries, as regardless of their talent, skills, or achievements they'd have tough time making it in USA.
Jul 13th, 2017
Someone from South Burlington, VT writes:
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I support this petition. Per my priority date I need to wait another 6 years, and I have been waiting for 7 years already. That is almost more than 15% of my life span. I am mainly worried about my son who might age out soon. At the same time someone from any other country just comes in and gets the Green Card...!!!! Being a law abiding resident means nothing???? All I have had is 2 parking tickets ever sine I moved to USA in 2006!!!
Jul 6th, 2017
Someone from Minneapolis, MN writes:
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I support this . As per my priority date I need to wait next 6 years.
Jun 5th, 2017
Ankita S. from San Jose, CA signed.
Jun 5th, 2017
Kinjal R. from San Jose, CA signed.
May 30th, 2017
Someone from Sterling Heights, MI writes:
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Amnesty is unfair to people waiting on line for years Clinton wants to give amnesty, which is a disaster and very unfair to all of the people that are waiting on line for many, many years. Source: Third 2016 Presidential Debate in Las Vegas , Oct 19, 2016 then Now President Trump unfair to people waiting on line for years http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/08/us/immigration-visa-long-waits/
May 22nd, 2017
Someone from San Ramon, CA writes:
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https://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/immigration/b/insidenews/archive/2016/10/31/who-is-stuck-in-the-green-card-backlogs-a-guide-for-the-perplexed-by-cyrus-mehta.aspx
May 13th, 2017
Someone from Jersey City, NJ signed.
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