Washington, D.C. Adhikari Law PLLC sees a silver lining in a much needed reform in skilled immigration programs under Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. On July 25th the House Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill that included an amendment from Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder that proposes to eliminate per country caps for all employment-based immigrant visa categories (EB-1, EB-2, EB-4, EB-4 and EB-5).
According to sources, the chances of the Homeland Security funding bill, which includes the Yoder amendment, of passing before the new fiscal year is very low.
Adopted Amendments by the Committee here: https://docs.house.gov/meetings/AP/AP00/20180725/108623/HMKP-115-AP00-20180725-SD022.pdf
Full Text of the Bill in the Committee before Markup: https://docs.house.gov/meetings/AP/AP00/20180725/108623/BILLS-115-SC-AP-FY2019-AP00-HomelandBill.pdf
Adhikari Law PLLC is closely following this bill and other bill in Congress, and will update readers as these pass through both chambers of the Congress. If you want to learn more about this and other immigration law topics do contact us at (+1) 888 820 4430 (toll free), or (+1) 202 459 2105, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: This is a blog post by Adhikari Law PLLC and should NOT be construed as a legal advice.