S386 bill passed on Dec 2, 2020, by the senate. If the president signed, it will be active on Oct 1, 2022.
Most of the international workers employed in the U.S. on non-immigrant visas such as H1B visa or L1 visa typically apply for Green Card to become a permanent citizen of the United States. Some of the key considerations deciding how long they will be eligible to receive their green cards are the statistical caps per nation for granting green cards. House recently passed a similar one, named HR 1044 Bill, which removes employment-based petition limitations per region. In this post, we’ll look at the complete specifics of S386 Legislation, Amendment introduced by Senator Grassley, why it’s on pause, its probability of passage, including current status and latest developments.
What is S. 386 Bill?
If the S386 Senate bill is approved, the 7 percent job-based green card limit would be eliminated to help speed up the decades of long waits for highly qualified jobs especially for Indian and Chinese H1B jobs.
It would also increase the per-country limit on family-based immigration from the present 7% year to 15%. S. 386 Legislation is often referred to as the ‘2019 Justice for High-Skilled Workers Act,’ legislation presented in the United States Senate by a coalition of 14 Senators such as Mr. Lee, Ms. Harris. This begins with an ‘S ‘because the legislation started in the House.
The legislation text is the same as the HR 1044 Act (Read HR 1044 Bill – Key Highlights, Chances, Summary), it’s just that this version was presented in the House.
S 386 Blocked by Senator Rand Paul-Reason: Nurses carve-out
The bill was taken to the floor in July but was stopped for voting by Senator Rand Paul. The explanation for blocking or keeping is that Senator Paul intends to incorporate carve out for nurses (set aside any amount).
For patients, the reason for cutting away is that patients usually are not qualified for H1B and can’t operate when waiting for their green cards. As S.
It would have a big effect on waiting times for nurses submitting the EB-3 limit, 386 passes in its shape.
Most nurses use EB-3 are actually from the Philippines so there’s no waiting period. As S. 386 moves as it is, building up waiting period for nurses from a few years to a decade when big countries like India eat up much of the quota required. That’s why Senator Rand Paul decides to cut Nurses down.