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simmy78
08-10-2010, 04:13 PM
I recently heard that the new immigration bill is finally going to be passed in Oct 2010. The highlights would be mainly to use all the green cards alloted irrespective of any country. And to support this bill they will receive all the 485 applications irrespective of the PD. Can anyone confirm if this is accurate info.

Thanks.

GCHope2011
08-10-2010, 04:17 PM
I recently heard that the new immigration bill is finally going to be passed in Oct 2010. The highlights would be mainly to use all the green cards alloted irrespective of any country. And to support this bill they will receive all the 485 applications irrespective of the PD. Can anyone confirm if this is accurate info.

Thanks.
It will be better if you could mention your sources. Otherwise, it is just speculation and wishful thinking.

spicy_guy
08-10-2010, 04:30 PM
By other poster...

"Some people already know about this bill introduced on July 1 by John Shadegg (AZ)
H.R. 5658 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase competitiveness in the United States, and for other purposes.
Link: H.R.5658: SKIL Act of 2010 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5658/show)
go to the link and click and write to you local representative to consponsor and suppor this bill and pass this bill.
If congress passes this bill it would increase the available EB visa numbers and will make life easy for lots of indian and chinese citizens.
Good Luck
And thanks"

simmy78
08-10-2010, 04:31 PM
A friend who works in a consulting company was told by his lawyers. I really dont know if this info is true or not, which is why I posted the thread.

Rajeev
08-10-2010, 04:54 PM
By other poster...

"Some people already know about this bill introduced on July 1 by John Shadegg (AZ)
H.R. 5658 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase competitiveness in the United States, and for other purposes.
Link: H.R.5658: SKIL Act of 2010 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5658/show)
go to the link and click and write to you local representative to consponsor and suppor this bill and pass this bill.
If congress passes this bill it would increase the available EB visa numbers and will make life easy for lots of indian and chinese citizens.
Good Luck
And thanks"

If this bill becomes a law, all retrogression will end. All provisions favorable to us, are there in the bill.
1. Increase of Immigrant visa to 290,000.
2. Master's degree from US in STEM field not counted in any quota.
3. Master's degree from a foreign country and three years of US experience not counted in any quota.
4. Family counted as one.
5. Recapture of visas from previous years

gk_2000
08-10-2010, 05:14 PM
If this bill becomes a law, all retrogression will end. All provisions favorable to us, are there in the bill.
1. Increase of Immigrant visa to 290,000.
2. Master's degree from US in STEM field not counted in any quota.
3. Master's degree from a foreign country and three years of US experience not counted in any quota.
4. Family counted as one.
5. Recapture of visas from previous years

I hope I am DEAD WRONG. But this seems too good to be true!

Rajeev
08-10-2010, 05:23 PM
I hope I am DEAD WRONG. But this seems too good to be true!

You can read the details of the bill at

Text of H.R.5658 as Introduced in House: SKIL Act of 2010 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5658/text)

Apart from the provisions mentioned in my previous post, there are other favorable provisions too.

spicy_guy
08-10-2010, 08:40 PM
You can read the details of the bill at

Text of H.R.5658 as Introduced in House: SKIL Act of 2010 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5658/text)

Apart from the provisions mentioned in my previous post, there are other favorable provisions too.

does it have any impact, if a lot of people vote this bill on this site?
Also, there is no time lines on when its going to be set for voting in House.

furiouspride
08-10-2010, 08:57 PM
Why would IV not support a bill like this? Wouldn't this not make all our current problems go away?

gk_2000
08-10-2010, 10:45 PM
You can read the details of the bill at

Text of H.R.5658 as Introduced in House: SKIL Act of 2010 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5658/text)

Apart from the provisions mentioned in my previous post, there are other favorable provisions too.

Oh you are talking about that 5658 one.. It's already been discussed in these forums. Someone pointed out that this was crafted by a senator who is about to retire, and has a co-sponsor from Hawaii. So it doesn't appear to be very strong and would most probably just die silently

ikass
08-10-2010, 10:47 PM
IV team - This is a good chance and worthy one to lobby for. Any updates/leadership on this would be appreciated.

Thanks,

gc_rip
08-10-2010, 10:53 PM
Oh you are talking about that 5658 one.. It's already been discussed in these forums. Someone pointed out that this was crafted by a senator who is about to retire, and has a co-sponsor from Hawaii. So it doesn't appear to be very strong and would most probably just die silently
Why can't democrats come up with a bill like this, good for EB immigration? And what would be a reason for Democrats to vote out this bill?

Rajeev
08-11-2010, 10:09 AM
Oh you are talking about that 5658 one.. It's already been discussed in these forums. Someone pointed out that this was crafted by a senator who is about to retire, and has a co-sponsor from Hawaii. So it doesn't appear to be very strong and would most probably just die silently

Whatever may be the chances of success, at least we should support this bill.

Rajeev
08-11-2010, 10:22 AM
does it have any impact, if a lot of people vote this bill on this site?
Also, there is no time lines on when its going to be set for voting in House.

It will definitely have an impact, but surprisingly very few persons are interested in pursuing this.

spicy_guy
08-11-2010, 02:09 PM
Pappu: Can we do anything about it? It does seem to be a good bill.
If voting on the website really has any impact, why can't we do it?

DudefromBombay
08-11-2010, 04:59 PM
Democrats are losers. Socialist. They can only sponsor illegal immigrants. Republican party is pro legal immigration.

joydiptac
08-11-2010, 08:35 PM
Democrats are losers. Socialist. They can only sponsor illegal immigrants. Republican party is pro legal immigration.

Hope this bill passes, but then again... The republican party is so pro legal immigrants that they had 8 years of power and never thought of this bill. And whenever someone brought up any similar STEM bill they would shoot it down.
I don't know what to make of it, but to think this is just a political maneuver.

Homemaker
08-11-2010, 08:42 PM
I assume that this new immigration will definitely work if all the members vote for it and am sure it will surely have impact on our lives once it passes.Hope for the best always.