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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
Oct 16th, 2012
Someone from Memphis, TN signed.
Oct 16th, 2012
Someone from Saddle Brook, NJ writes:
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Please pass this bill, we are in the queue from the past 9 years..how long we need to wait? Don't be bias to some nations and unbaised to some nations..please encourage the talent (High skilled labor -- ).. dont waste visa numbers.as people are suffering in the other side..
Oct 15th, 2012
Someone from Naperville, IL writes:
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Please stop the unfairness and vote YES on HR3012!
Oct 15th, 2012
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Oct 12th, 2012
Someone from Decatur, GA writes:
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Yes let the H4s work, you might endup in getting some extraordinary talents.
Oct 11th, 2012
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Oct 4th, 2012
Someone from Avenel, NJ writes:
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Respected Senators, This bill will retain talent in America and boost the economy. I have following points to support my statements: 1) In most of the green card cases spouse of an applicant is not eligible to work. So sooner a person gets green card, sooner their spouses can work and hence generating the more Tax Revenue (Tax) for government. 2) I am sure that people want to buy house in the United State but they are not doing so because of their temporary immigrant status. Buying houses can be another push to the economy. 3) I am sure there are few of us wanted to be entrepreneur but again our temporary status restrict us to plan ahead for future and be part of the ?job creation mechanism?. Thank you for your consideration. Regards, Rajeev Rajan
Oct 3rd, 2012
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Oct 2nd, 2012
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Oct 2nd, 2012
Someone from Stockbridge, GA writes:
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Respected Senator, Requesting you to please support the HR3012 bill. I hope you will have a bipartisan approach, keeping safe the best interest of United States and the hapless immigrants left behind in the cruel and uncertain long wait for the Greencard. By passing this bill, a lot of woes of the legal immigrants will be resolved. As well US will be able to attract and retain the best, brightest and the educated most individuals, irrespective of their country of birth. Thanks in anticipation, Siney Augustine
Oct 1st, 2012
Someone from Stockbridge, GA writes:
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Respected Senator, I request your support in passing the HR3012, which will ease a lot of misery in the lives of the legal immigrants -who are professionally educated, highly skilled individuals either by starting their own business or by contributing skills to the US industry & economy. Our lives are dependent on your vote. I am sure you are aware that, at large the average waiting time for Greencard for a visa holder is from 15 to 30 years or more depending on the respective category. I am an EB3 category H visa holder and it will take 25 years from now, with the current country based system to avail me GC. I am 40 years old & am having 15 years of own business experience into corporate HR consultancy. I feel my career is going waste in waiting for the GC. If was provided with GC I could have employed the least 2 people in my about-be office. Prayerfully I hope you will have the goodwill in understanding the immigrant woes and will help pass the HR3012 bill successfully. Thanks in anticipation, Anil Kunnel
Oct 1st, 2012
Someone from Sunnyvale, CA writes:
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This will help continue to attract and retain talent in the US and boost the economy.
Oct 1st, 2012
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Sep 30th, 2012
Someone from San Antonio, TX writes:
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I support the bill and justifications given mentioned.
Sep 30th, 2012
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Sep 29th, 2012
Someone from Dover, NH writes:
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I agree with this bill and want it to be passed
Sep 28th, 2012
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