Business immigration rules have not been reformed by Congress in more than 30 years. The long backlogs in processing employment-based green cards, also referred to as immigrant visas in this context — particularly for nationals of India and China — have been the focus of intense debate in Congress. Under the current immigration laws, no more than 7% of green cards can be allocated to citizens born in the same country per year. Not surprisingly, China and India — the two most populated countries in the world that contribute a high number of high-skilled immigrants to the U.S. — experience the longest backlogs.
Inside The Immigration Reform Bill’s Business Provisions,
Casey Higgins et al, Law360, March 2, 2021
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