Celesq® Programs

Fixing the Green Card Problem for Professionals: Competitive Proposals in Congress

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Program Number
30142
Program Date
2020-06-03

The program will focus on employment-based green cards and will analyze two competing legislative proposals currently pending in the U.S. Congress: the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act and the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families Act. Both proposals would fundamentally reform business immigration laws, specifically, how the United States grants green cards to foreign nationals based on their employment at U.S. companies. Those foreign nationals are normally already in the United States and have worked for their U.S. employers for many years. There is bipartisan agreement in Congress that the current system is unsustainable and has led to extremely long delays for U.S. employers and their foreign-born employees, especially those from India and China. The only question is, will there be enough support in Congress to actually pass legislation? The program will compare and contrast the pending proposals and make some predictions for what may actually pass in Congress.

Available in States

  • California
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Constitutional Law
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Immigration and Naturalization Law
  • Labor & Workforce Management Law
  • Labor Law