WASHINGTON, July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Immigration
Voice, a national non-profit organization with over 100,000 members
that advocates for the alleviation of restrictions on employment,
travel, and working conditions faced by legal high-skilled
immigrants in the United States
working as doctors, researchers, scientists, and engineers at many
of America's Fortune 500 companies is proud to announce the
bipartisan passage of the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act
of 2019 in the House of Representatives.
Earlier today, the bill, which already had a record 311
bipartisan cosponsors, passed by 365 votes under suspension of
rules in the House. Suspension of the rules votes typically are
used for commonsensical broadly supported bi-partisan legislation.
This bill was the first bipartisan immigration bill that passed
either the House or the Senate this year. The Fairness for High
Skilled Immigrants Act creates a fair and equitable, "first come,
first serve" system for receiving employment-based green cards,
putting an end to the discriminatory quota system that has left
over 1 million Indian high-skilled workers in the United States with a decades-long line
while individuals from other countries face no wait time at all to
receive a green card.
The lead sponsors of this bill in the House are the Chairwoman
and the Ranking Member of the House Immigration Subcommittee—Rep.
Zoe Lofgren and Rep. Ken Buck.
Aman Kapoor, the Co-Founder and
President of Immigration Voice stated that:
"Immigration Voice is absolutely thrilled that the Fairness for
High Skilled Immigrants Act has received this overwhelming
bipartisan support and vote of confidence from the members of the
House of Representatives. People are finally understanding that no
matter what else is wrong with our immigration system, we can all
agree that discrimination should never be a basis for deciding who
is given access to permanent residency in the United States. The Fairness for High
Skilled Immigrants Act is a win-win for the American people. It
will grow our economy by allowing highly skilled immigrants to
start their own companies and will make sure that these new
companies hire American workers who are made more attractive by
this bill. We are incredibly grateful to Representatives Lofgren
and Buck for their leadership and are confident that this will be
the year the bill will pass."
SOURCE Immigration Voice