Feb 08, 2019

Freedom Partners: New Immigration Bill Brings Fairness to High-Skilled Workers

Post by Freedom Partners

Arlington, VA – Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) introduced the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act (S. 281), a bipartisan bill that would remove per-country caps for employment-based green cards. Without adding new green cards, the bill creates a more efficient, “first-come, first-served” system. Across the Capitol, Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Ken Buck (R-Colo.) introduced similar legislation in the House of Representatives.

Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento issued the following statement:

“It is encouraging to see Congress working toward a more efficient and navigable immigration system. These reforms would allow for individuals to come to the United States to contribute their knowledge and skills to our economy, and have their applications processed in an impartial manner by no longer discriminating against applicants based off their country of origin. By eliminating the unfair country caps imposed under the current system, this ‘first come, first serve’ work visa system would help participating employers better satisfy their specific labor-market needs. We urge congressional leaders to work quickly to pass this bipartisan bill.”