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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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Pls pass hr3012 in senate
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A country built by immigrants should not be discriminating against other immigrants irrespective of where in the world they came from, as long as they want to immigrate legally. It was a matter of opportunity. While the Germans and French and Italians had the opportunity 300 years ago, others have the opportunity now. So please keep an open mind and pass HR 3012. We only desire to make this nation even more stronger and resilient.
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Please pass the Bill.
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it only makes sense to get this bill passed to allow maximum investment from mainly H1B workers who have filed for a green card...
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EAD for H4 visa holders!
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