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Old 04-13-2007, 04:47 PM
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Question Is Iv supporting Hagel bill with EB provisions in it!

Iam curious to know if IV is supporting Hagel's bill which will not only increase H1Bs but also has good EB provisions.

It might not be a bad idea to have some interim relief instead of focussing on gigantic CIR .
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What bill is that? Do you have the bill nimber?

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Iam curious to know if IV is supporting Hagel's bill which will not only increase H1Bs but also has good EB provisions.

It might not be a bad idea to have some interim relief instead of focussing on gigantic CIR .
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Default S1092 According To AILA

http://www.aila.org/RecentPosting/Re...stingList.aspx

http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=22101


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What bill is that? Do you have the bill nimber?
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Also, here's the Bill no. and Title -

S.1092

Title: A bill to temporarily increase the number of visas which may be issued to certain highly skilled workers.
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What bill is that? Do you have the bill nimber?
S.1092
Title: A bill to temporarily increase the number of visas which may be issued to certain highly skilled workers.
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Default We should definitely support this Bill

We should definitely support this bill. It will help reduce the EB backlog for us considerably. There are two provisions in this bill which if passed would help reduce the backlog a lot.

a) Exempt spouses and minor children of the principal applicant from employment-based immigrant visa quotas. At least half the backlog is due to dependents of the applicant using GC visas and this should reduce the backlog considerably.

b) Exempt STEM advanced degree graduates who have 3 years of U.S. work experience as a non-immigrant from the numerical limit on employment-based immigrant visas, in addition to those who are deemed to have extraordinary ability, are outstanding professors and researchers, and whose presence is determined to be in the national interest of the United States.
Another 20% of the applicants specially with indian passports would fit this category and hence thought would reduce the backlog significantly as well.

c) The most important thing about this Bill is that it offers some relief entirely for the skilled employees without associating them with the fate of illegals. There is very little controversial elements in this Bill. Remember the main bone of contention between Democrats & Republicans in CIR is about the fate of illegal immigrants and how tough an approach they should have on them. This might easily scuttle CIR this year and we might have to wait till 2009 before anything else comes up again. There is not much that the parties disagree on with regards to Hightech skilled workers and a bill such as this which offers interim relief has much better chance of being passed. Agreed some groups such as IEEE-US might oppose it (specially the provisions related H1B increase) but even IEEE-US does support sorting out the EB GC issues and backlogs and might support those provisions on this Bill.

In conclusion IV should definitely support this Bill.

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S.1092
Title: A bill to temporarily increase the number of visas which may be issued to certain highly skilled workers.
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We have some talented hardworking young men & women who are always on top of things. This group of wo/men are IV-Core. They know all the bills that are being introduced, and definately IV will support whichever one (beneficial to us) if/when it comes out (Either House/Senate). But the thing to remember is that there is a long procedure. Just because of introduction, dosent mean they would be on calendar.
Some of these bills are place-holders, some of these are just like pressure building tactics, and some are to please some big lobby (High-tech employers lobby) that "look I got the bill introduced", I care. Dosent mean that it will be on calendar. Lots of these so called bills, never make it to the calendar. It might be that one or two may get bundled into CIR.
NOW. The most important thing for us is to not get excited that this bill, or that bill has gotten introduced. We need to build on it and raise awareness. Not on the forum but by meeting our lawmakers. When lawmakers in all 50 states get some feedback one-to-one meeting with IV members, that will get them thinking. Some of them do not know that these bills are being introduced and mayget introduced.
It is our goal to highlight that this will help us, so when they go back they pay attention to our issues.
So if you havent scheduled a meeting with your congressmen, do it. Leave all the rest to the core team. They are already doing the needfull.



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We should definitely support this bill. It will help reduce the EB backlog for us considerably. There are two provisions in this bill which if passed would help reduce the backlog a lot.

a) Exempt spouses and minor children of the principal applicant from employment-based immigrant visa quotas. At least half the backlog is due to dependents of the applicant using GC visas and this should reduce the backlog considerably.

b) Exempt STEM advanced degree graduates who have 3 years of U.S. work experience as a non-immigrant from the numerical limit on employment-based immigrant visas, in addition to those who are deemed to have extraordinary ability, are outstanding professors and researchers, and whose presence is determined to be in the national interest of the United States.
Another 20% of the applicants specially with indian passports would fit this category and hence thought would reduce the backlog significantly as well.

c) The most important thing about this Bill is that it offers some relief entirely for the skilled employees without associating them with the fate of illegals. There is very little controversial elements in this Bill. Remember the main bone of contention between Democrats & Republicans in CIR is about the fate of illegal immigrants and how tough an approach they should have on them. This might easily scuttle CIR this year and we might have to wait till 2009 before anything else comes up again. There is not much that the parties disagree on with regards to Hightech skilled workers and a bill such as this which offers interim relief has much better chance of being passed. Agreed some groups such as IEEE-US might oppose it (specially the provisions related H1B increase) but even IEEE-US does support sorting out the EB GC issues and backlogs and might support those provisions on this Bill.

In conclusion IV should definitely support this Bill.



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