Today we wrote Sen. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio, expressing our firm’s strong opposition to the passage of Senate Bill 386 – The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.
This Bill would effectively eliminate employment-based immigration from 194 of the world’s 195 countries for the next decade, destroying workforce diversity. How did we get here? Decades of immigration policy created lengthy waiting lists in many immigrant categories, especially for those nationals from countries with a high volume of migration to the United States.
Instead of remedying this issue, Senate Bill 386 would simply shift the burden from one group onto numerous others, alleviating no pressure and harming the immigration prospects of many. We oppose the damage this Bill would cause to our country and support alternative “do not harm” measures in its stead.
Such measures include: (1) More overall employment-based immigrant visas; (2) Quota exemptions for extraordinary ability visas and national interest waiver petitions; (3) Allowing for the filing of adjustment of status applications upon visa approval; and (4) Not counting dependents towards the quota.
Every region of the world has something meaningful to contribute to the greatest country on Earth. We should not preclude the best and brightest citizens from these regions from joining our ranks, adding value to the American economy, and fulfilling the American Dream. We ask our nation’s senators to vote NO on the patently unfair “Fairness” for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.