Ease in green card regulations

The United States is set to see the introduction of a new set of immigration provisions as part of a Budget Reconciliation Bill. The bill could result in a reduction in wait times for Indians in line for permanent residency. The bill includes a number of measures such as allowing people in the employment green card backlogs to seek a waiver of the annual country- cap limitations by paying a super fee of $5000 at the time they file their final adjustment of status applications.

“This is a terrific bill, and while it does not have everything, it would allow Indians in the employment green card backlogs to seek a waiver of the numerical limitations… The caveat is that the bill we see now is not the final bill, and will be subject to markups, and will need to be included in the Senate bill,” commented Cyrus Mehta, managing partner, Cyrus D Mehta & Partners. “The caveat is that the bill we see now is not the final bill, and will be subject to mark ups, and will need to be included in the Senate bill. Finally, the parliamentarian will determine whether the immigration provisions were revenue generating provisions or not, as they will be part of a budget reconciliation bill that does not need a filibuster proof majority in the Senate,” he added.

 

 

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