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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
Public Comments
Feb 18th, 2013
Someone from Quincy, MA signed.
Feb 18th, 2013
Someone from Arlington, MA signed.
Feb 15th, 2013
Someone from Fremont, CA signed.
Feb 11th, 2013
Someone from Mc Lean, VA writes:
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I vote for this Bill.
Jan 31st, 2013
Someone from Flushing, NY signed.
Jan 29th, 2013
Someone from Cedar Park, TX signed.
Jan 29th, 2013
Someone from Dallas, TX signed.
Jan 29th, 2013
Someone from Chula Vista, CA signed.
Jan 28th, 2013
Someone from Fremont, CA signed.
Jan 28th, 2013
Someone from Santa Clara, CA signed.
Jan 26th, 2013
Someone from Royersford, PA signed.
Jan 23rd, 2013
Someone from Aurora, IL signed.
Jan 22nd, 2013
Someone from Winston Salem, NC writes:
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Most of my friends are Masters and PhD holders from reputed american universities, they speak immaculate english and almost all of them have STEM degrees. This bill is the only way to keep them in the States because the wait times for the Greencard processing for people from India and China are crossing 10 years. Most of these people are now immigrating to other countries like Britain and Canada where immigration respects high skilled workers rather than put them on an endless loop of waiting.
Jan 21st, 2013
Someone from Harrisburg, PA writes:
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I am an IT consultant at a fortune 100 MNC and my wife is PHD holder from Penn State. Unless this law passes it will be very difficult for us to keep contributing to our respective jobs. We have to go back to India.
Jan 16th, 2013
Someone from Marietta, GA signed.
Jan 15th, 2013
Someone from Sunnyvale, CA writes:
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Fear to apply for green card seeing issues people are facing, even though i am willing to stay in US and contribute to growth of US economy.
Jan 15th, 2013
Someone from Marietta, GA writes:
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Brought house in USA and paying high tax hoping speedy process for Green Card.
Jan 15th, 2013
Someone from Norristown, PA signed.
Jan 15th, 2013
Someone from Concord, NC writes:
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Applied for my GC in 2005 and have been waiting ever since while many others from different nations have got their GC's. I am completely invested in this country have two kids born in the US, my primary residence is here and have been paying taxes ever since I enterred this country 2001, I think we deserve to at-least have a GC.
Jan 14th, 2013
Someone from Dublin, OH signed.
Jan 14th, 2013
Someone from Dublin, OH signed.
Jan 11th, 2013
Someone from Oxford, MS signed.
Jan 10th, 2013
Someone from South Amboy, NJ writes:
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Please pass this bill, How long do we need to wait for GC.
Jan 9th, 2013
Someone from Iselin, NJ signed.
Jan 8th, 2013
Someone from Herndon, VA signed.
Jan 5th, 2013
Someone from Oxford, MS writes:
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Please understand waiting for more than a decade for GC
Jan 4th, 2013
Someone from Fargo, ND writes:
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It's high time highly skilled class who have been living here for years and paying taxes faithfully are treated fairly.
Jan 4th, 2013
Someone from Minneapolis, MN signed.
Jan 3rd, 2013
Someone from Katy, TX signed.
Jan 3rd, 2013
Someone from New York, NY writes:
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This is necessary and urgent to for our country to be competitive.
Jan 2nd, 2013
Someone from Jericho, NY writes:
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I completely agree with the provisions of this bill. It brings about a parity and ensures employment based immigration is evaluated purely based on skills of the individual
Dec 30th, 2012
Someone from Harleysville, PA signed.
Dec 30th, 2012
Someone from Harleysville, PA signed.
Dec 29th, 2012
Someone from Winter Haven, FL signed.
Dec 27th, 2012
Someone from Round Rock, TX signed.
Dec 27th, 2012
Someone from Round Rock, TX writes:
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I am waiting for the past 10 years
Dec 27th, 2012
Someone from Novi, MI signed.
Dec 27th, 2012
Someone from Irving, TX signed.
Dec 23rd, 2012
Someone from Houston, TX writes:
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I am waiting for the past 7 years to get my green card.
Dec 23rd, 2012
Someone from Houston, TX writes:
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I am waiting for the past 7 years to get my green card.

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