Economic Times India | 15 September 2018

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has introduced a legislation in the House of Representatives which gives flexibility to H-1B workers to switch jobs and reduces the Green Card backlog by expanding education-based exemptions from per-country caps for H-1B holders.

Rep. Krishnamoorthi joined Rep. Mike Coffman, original sponsor of the bill, in introducing H R 6794, the ‘Immigration Innovation Act of 2018’ in the House of Representatives Thursday.

If passed by the Congress and signed into law by the President, the two lawmakers said it would reform and streamline the H-1B high-skilled worker visa programme while increasing investment in American Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education for students in K-12, post-secondary, or college programmes.



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