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Old 01-29-2013, 03:03 PM
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Default White House outline of Reform: Fixing our Broken Immigration System

Here are the key principles the President believes should be included in commonsense immigration reform directly related to high skilled immigration:
  • Cut Red Tape for Employers. The proposal also eliminates the backlog for employment-sponsored immigration by eliminating annual country caps and adding additional visas to the system. Outdated legal immigration programs are reformed to meet current and future demands by exempting certain categories from annual visa limitations.


  • "Staple" green cards to advanced STEM diplomas. The proposal encourages foreign graduate students educated in the United States to stay here and contribute to our economy by "stapling" a green card to the diplomas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) PhD and Master’s Degree graduates from qualified U.S. universities who have found employment in the United States. It also requires employers to pay a fee that will support education and training to grow the next generation of American workers in STEM careers.


  • Create a "startup visa" for job-creating entrepreneurs. The proposal allows foreign entrepreneurs who attract financing from U.S. investors or revenue from U.S. customers to start and grow their businesses in the United States, and to remain permanently if their companies grow further, create jobs for American workers, and strengthen our economy.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:08 PM
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Here are the key principles the President believes should be included in commonsense immigration reform directly related to high skilled immigration:
  • Cut Red Tape for Employers. The proposal also eliminates the backlog for employment-sponsored immigration by eliminating annual country caps and adding additional visas to the system. Outdated legal immigration programs are reformed to meet current and future demands by exempting certain categories from annual visa limitations.


  • "Staple" green cards to advanced STEM diplomas. The proposal encourages foreign graduate students educated in the United States to stay here and contribute to our economy by "stapling" a green card to the diplomas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) PhD and Master’s Degree graduates from qualified U.S. universities who have found employment in the United States. It also requires employers to pay a fee that will support education and training to grow the next generation of American workers in STEM careers.


  • Create a "startup visa" for job-creating entrepreneurs. The proposal allows foreign entrepreneurs who attract financing from U.S. investors or revenue from U.S. customers to start and grow their businesses in the United States, and to remain permanently if their companies grow further, create jobs for American workers, and strengthen our economy.
Thanks.

Would be a good addition... Visa recapture, etc and other major items that have been discussed on IV forums.

Lets see how this unfolds.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:09 PM
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The White House has done nothing in the Last 4 years to address even minor fixes to Legal System.

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:10 PM
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Great news. Now there are 3 different versions - this WH version, Schumer/Mccain and team's version and Hatch/Rubio and his team's version.

I hope they all get together and do something good.
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Great news. Now there are 3 different versions - this WH version, Schumer/Mccain and team's version and Hatch/Rubio and his team's version.

I hope they all get together and do something good.
How about telling them to use svn merge command?
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How about telling them to use svn merge command?
svn_merge ? they will go mad!
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:29 PM
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svn_merge ? they will go mad!
Probably because too many conflicts
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Streamlining Legal Immigration

Keep Families Together. The proposal seeks to eliminate existing backlogs in the family-sponsored immigration system by recapturing unused visas and temporarily increasing annual visa numbers. The proposal also raises existing annual country caps from 7 percent to 15 percent for the family-sponsored immigration system. It also treats same-sex families as families by giving U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents the ability to seek a visa on the basis of a permanent relationship with a same-sex partner. The proposal also revises current unlawful presence bars and provides broader discretion to waive bars in cases of hardship.

Cut Red Tape for Employers. The proposal also eliminates the backlog for employment-sponsored immigration by eliminating annual country caps and adding additional visas to the system. Outdated legal immigration programs are reformed to meet current and future demands by exempting certain categories from annual visa limitations.
Enhance travel and tourism. The Administration is committed to increasing U.S. travel and tourism by facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining our nation’s security. Consistent with the President’s Executive Order on travel and tourism, the President’s proposal securely streamlines visa and foreign visitor processing. It also strengthens law enforcement cooperation while maintaining the program’s robust counterterrorism and criminal information sharing initiatives. It facilitates more efficient travel by allowing greater flexibility to designate countries for participation in the Visa Waiver Program, which allows citizens of designated countries to visit the United States without obtaining a visa. And finally it permits the State Department to waive interview requirements for certain very low-risk visa applicants, permitting resources to be focused on higher risk applicants and creates a pilot for premium visa processing.

“Staple” green cards to advanced STEM diplomas. The proposal encourages foreign graduate students educated in the United States to stay here and contribute to our economy by “stapling” a green card to the diplomas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) PhD and Master’s Degree graduates from qualified U.S. universities who have found employment in the United States. It also requires employers to pay a fee that will support education and training to grow the next generation of American workers in STEM careers.

Create a “startup visa” for job-creating entrepreneurs. The proposal allows foreign entrepreneurs who attract financing from U.S. investors or revenue from U.S. customers to start and grow their businesses in the United States, and to remain permanently if their companies grow further, create jobs for American workers, and strengthen our economy.

Expand opportunities for investor visas and U.S. economic development. The proposal permanently authorizes immigrant visa opportunities for regional center (pooled investment) programs; provides incentives for visa requestors to invest in programs that support national priorities, including economic development in rural and economically depressed regions ; adds new measures to combat fraud and national security threats; includes data collection on economic impact; and creates a pilot program for state and local government officials to promote economic development.

Create a new visa category for employees of federal national security science and technology laboratories. The proposal creates a new visa category for a limited number of highly-skilled and specialized immigrants to work in federal science and technology laboratories on critical national security needs after being in the United States. for two years and passing rigorous national security and criminal background checks.

Better addresses humanitarian concerns. The proposal streamlines immigration law to better protect vulnerable immigrants, including those who are victims of crime and domestic violence. It also better protects those fleeing persecution by eliminating the existing limitations that prevent qualified individuals from applying for asylum.

Encourage integration. The proposal promotes earned citizenship and efforts to integrate immigrants into their new American communities linguistically, civically, and economically.

FACT SHEET: Fixing our Broken Immigration System so Everyone Plays by the Rules | The White House
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The White House has done nothing in the Last 4 years to address even minor fixes to Legal System.

Squishy, squishy, squashy.
Give your hands a-washy....
and what were u doing for last 4 years? no one owes u anything..... & no one is waiting for ur thank u..... enjoy u'r thankless life.... it must be hell of a ride....
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and what were u doing for last 4 years? no one owes u anything..... & no one is waiting for ur thank u..... enjoy u'r thankless life.... it must be hell of a ride....
One whose hands not dirty should worry ... just saying ..
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Thanks.

Would be a good addition... Visa recapture, etc and other major items that have been discussed on IV forums.

Lets see how this unfolds.
Backlog elimination ideal measures...

- Removing country cap
- Visa Recapture
- Not counting dependents
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and what were u doing for last 4 years? no one owes u anything..... & no one is waiting for ur thank u..... enjoy u'r thankless life.... it must be hell of a ride....
Point Well Taken !! I can guarantee your ride is no better than mine.

Coming back to the issue... the bipartisan group of senators have had a very good start, I wish the White House moves them to Act on things they can agree on. Remember this has to pass the House too. Over the last few years the House has approved bipartisan measures from the Senate.
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Default How about Exempting dependents of employment-based visa recipients from caps

I think adding additional visas to the system means Re-capture lost visas.
IV core committee should see final immigration bill should also include Exempting dependents of employment-based visa recipients from caps.This will save some more visas and additional folks can get green cards.

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Here are the key principles the President believes should be included in commonsense immigration reform directly related to high skilled immigration:
  • Cut Red Tape for Employers. The proposal also eliminates the backlog for employment-sponsored immigration by eliminating annual country caps and adding additional visas to the system. Outdated legal immigration programs are reformed to meet current and future demands by exempting certain categories from annual visa limitations.


  • "Staple" green cards to advanced STEM diplomas. The proposal encourages foreign graduate students educated in the United States to stay here and contribute to our economy by "stapling" a green card to the diplomas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) PhD and Master’s Degree graduates from qualified U.S. universities who have found employment in the United States. It also requires employers to pay a fee that will support education and training to grow the next generation of American workers in STEM careers.


  • Create a "startup visa" for job-creating entrepreneurs. The proposal allows foreign entrepreneurs who attract financing from U.S. investors or revenue from U.S. customers to start and grow their businesses in the United States, and to remain permanently if their companies grow further, create jobs for American workers, and strengthen our economy.
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What are the chance of this bill passing ? how can we help IV to help this pass ?

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Here are the key principles the President believes should be included in commonsense immigration reform directly related to high skilled immigration:
  • Cut Red Tape for Employers. The proposal also eliminates the backlog for employment-sponsored immigration by eliminating annual country caps and adding additional visas to the system. Outdated legal immigration programs are reformed to meet current and future demands by exempting certain categories from annual visa limitations.


  • "Staple" green cards to advanced STEM diplomas. The proposal encourages foreign graduate students educated in the United States to stay here and contribute to our economy by "stapling" a green card to the diplomas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) PhD and Master’s Degree graduates from qualified U.S. universities who have found employment in the United States. It also requires employers to pay a fee that will support education and training to grow the next generation of American workers in STEM careers.


  • Create a "startup visa" for job-creating entrepreneurs. The proposal allows foreign entrepreneurs who attract financing from U.S. investors or revenue from U.S. customers to start and grow their businesses in the United States, and to remain permanently if their companies grow further, create jobs for American workers, and strengthen our economy.
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I read through, but couldn't understand. If anybody can clarify, thanks a lot.

1) Did President say anything specific about backlog elimination?
2) Where does HR 3012 stands now?
3) What is IV doing towards this CIR?

Finally, do we have any action items?
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