Possible EB-2 Congressional Fix

Judiciary Committee Representative Issa introduced H.R. 43 which would abolish the DV Lottery and move those 55,000 visas per year to the EB-2 advanced degree holder's employment based immigrant category. This bill benefits particularly Indian and Chinese nationals with masters degrees in process of getting permanent residence who face long waiting periods for case processing. It would help those educated in the U.S. and abroad who hold masters degrees (or the U.S. educational equivalent) from all countries. It would also help EB-3 professionals and skilled workers if there are unused EB-2 visas from the 55,000 which would be allotted to them. 

This is the first reform of legal business immigration reform contemplated in a very long time. It is overdue but most welcome to employers and their educated immigrant employees processing for permanent residence.