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Why Doesn't the U.S. Make It Easier for Chinese and Indian H-1b Visa Holders to Immigrate?

There was a bill that was put forward in Congress eliminating the per country numerical limitations for employment-based immigrant visas. If passed, the bill would significantly reduce the wait times for Indian and Chinese nationals to obtain permanent residence. However, the bill was put on hold by Senator Grassley because he wanted better protections for U.S. workers. In July he agreed to lift the hold in return for greater restrictions on the H1B visa process. So, it is somewhat of a lose-lose situation. I, unfortunately, do not see this bill passing in the near future.

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