New Proposed Law – 55000 EB2 Visas By Abolishing DV Lottery

Matthew David Goldsmith's Green Cards Legal Blogs

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On January 11, 2011, Darrel Issa, a GOP house judiciary member from Iowa introduced a bill that would eliminate the Diversity Visa ("green card lottery"), and transfer those visas to the second preference category of employment based green cards. The second preference of the employment based visa category can be utilized by company’s who sponsor foreign nationals where the job requires a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree plus five-years of progressive experience.

Currently, foreign nationals from India and China who fall under the second prefernece category have about a three-year waiting period before they can apply for their green card. 

For more than 30 years, the law firm of Garganigo, Goldsmith & Weiss has been assisting people with immigration, green card or visa issues. For more information on how our immigration lawyers in NY can help, please call us at 212-643-6400, email us online, or visit our office at 14 Penn Plaza, Suite 1020, New York, NY 10122.

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