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Please Vote 'Yes' on HR3012

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Dear Senator,

I am writing to you to request you for your support for H.R. 3012 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act.

This bill passed the US House of Representatives on Nov 29th with 96% support (Final vote tally was 389-15) and is now pending action in the Senate. The vote was a bi-partisan expression of support for an issue that is long overdue and needs congressional action immediately.

The bill does not increase the number of immigrants in the United States. It only creates a technical fix by making the system first-come first-serve. Currently, the system allocates green cards each year by limiting green card numbers on a per-country basis. This causes individuals from two different countries to wait at different times even when they have same type of job and same qualifications. Employment based immigration was designed and created in order to facilitate employers who want to be competitive in a global economy and recruit foreign workers when no US citizens are willing, qualified or available to fill certain positions. The goals of employment based immigration are purely economical. On the other hand, the per-country quota aims to establish and preserve diversity. And therefore the per-country quota makes sense for family based immigration. However, for employment based immigration, the system must work in a first-come first-serve basis.

I would like to bring the following facts to your attention regarding H.R 3012:

1. This bill does NOT increase the number of immigrants allowed in the United States. Employment-based immigration will continue to have the same annual numerical ceiling.

2. This bill eliminates an archaic provision of the current employment-based immigration law that discriminates the amount of time an employment based green card applicant needs to wait based on his/her country of birth.

3. This bill will have no impact on the diversity of the immigrant pool (much less the diversity of the population of United States) because it only impacts a small percentage of the total immigrant pool entering United States.

4. This bill is a product of patriotic minds on both sides of the aisle working together to produce small, beneficial results for the US economy. It has passed the House of Representatives with a 96% approval - a rare feat in today's times.

I request you to support H.R. 3012 with your honorable colleagues from both sides of the aisle. I am conscious of how deeply contentious any immigration policy decision can be for elected officials. Years of partisanship and division over the issue have proven how difficult it is to resolve these issues. However, what you have in front of you is a bill that puts aside all contentious aspects of immigration, and focuses purely on the singular aspect that every United States citizen agrees with - Attract the best and brightest in the world to its shores, just as it always has, irrespective of their country of birth.

Thank You.

Member Immigrationvoice
http://www.immigrationvoice.org
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I am living in USA for more than 10 years and earning decently. I have master's degree, 17 years of professional experience. My two kids (7 and 4) were born in USA and I would like to settle in USA. I am paying taxes from the last 10 years, my SSN & Medicare contribution is more than 100K. My Green card is in process for more than 9 years, please pass this bill so that people like me can plan for their future with out any second thoughts. The irony is the government can get all my information within no time using SSN number and yet like an underdeveloped nation it is taking decades to process the GC applications. It is high time that the US government should reform the immigration bill. Please say YES now with out any delay.
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please pass this bill
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I vote for this Bill
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I support this bill as I am one of the legal immigrant who will see some light after years of long waiting.
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