By passing comprehensive immigration reform legislation today that makes prudent adjustments to the annual H1-B visa and green card caps for high skilled employees, the U.S. Senate has taken a critical step forward in its important work to ensure that our nation remains the global leader in technology innovation.
Here’s another article from EE Times, High-tech groups laud Senate immigration bill:
According to proponents of the Senate measure, the annual H-1B visa cap would be raised by 50,000 a year from the current 65,000 per year. It would also create what is being called a “market-based cap” to allow for future increases in the visa limits. It also would raise the green card cap to 650,000 for fiscal years 2007 through 2016.
An increase in the limit is great, though I need to understand how this impacts the filing of my I-140 and I-485 (my PERM Labor Cert has a priority date of September 29, 2005)