Bill for increasing allotment of green cards introduced in US House

Good news for Indian techies living in United States. To reintegrate the merit-based immigration system, A legislation that seeks to push for a merit-based immigration system and increase the allotment of green cards by 45 per cent annually has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. According to the latest bill, the number of green cards currently allocated is between Rs 20 thousand a year and now it will raise to 75 thousand per year. This proposal is expected to benefit 5 lakh Indians waiting for the green card.

Members of the house proposed bill to increase the allocation of green cards to 1,20,000 to 1,75,000 annually. Indian IT engineers who are in the United States with H-1B visa will receive green card (permanent residence) status. But US President Donald Trump has made a statement on the continuation of the green card. However, analysts say that IT engineers will benefit if the new bill becomes law.

Trump administration, the legislation ‘Securing America’s Future Act’ if passed by Congress and signed into law by US President Donald Trump will end the diversity visa programme and reduce the overall immigration levels from currently averaging 1.05 million to 2,60,000 a year.



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