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Top 10 Tweets About S386 Bill – Green Card Country Cap Removal

The S386 Bill:

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 – aka Country Cap Removal for Employment-Based Green Card Bill.

Senator from Georgia David Perdue blocked this bill S386.

The companion bill HR 1044 in the U.S. House passed by 365 – 65.

You may wonder how can one Senator Block the entire Bill?

More on that later in this article.

I looked at the Tweets about this Bill S386.

The emotions run high and deep from those who support and oppose S386 bill (and HR 1044).

Looking at the tweets about the Bill, there are two groups of people.

  • Majority of Indians – Support the Bill
  • Even other Nationals – Oppose the Bill

Interestingly, there are some Indians who oppose this S386 bill.

What’s Included in This Article

  • Top Tweets from Those Who Oppose S386 Bill
  • Top Tweets from Those Who Support S386 Bill
  • What is Unanimous Consent
  • Chances of S386 Passing in the Senate and House

Top tweets from Supporters and Opposers are listed below.

Nay – Tweets – S386 Bill and HR 1044 Bill

So, why every country other than Indians are opposing this bill?

Their Employment-Based Green Card witing time is going to increase – a lot (Green Card will increase)

Ira Kurzban on the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 eb2 eb3 estimates s386

If the waittime goes from O years to 10 Years, it’s normal for those who are impacted to be mad. But, for Indians, it’s going to go down from 150 years to manageable 10 years.

Here are some of the tweet from the members who oppose the bill.


Aye Tweets for the Bill S386 and HR 1044

Why Indians are supporitn this S386 bill?

Employment Based Green Card Wait times will come down from 150 years to more realistic 10 year period!

Here are some Top Tweets from those who support this Bill S386 and Bill HR 1044.

S386 Bill and Unanimous Consent

The S386 Bill – Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 is being voted under the procedure called Unanimous Consent.

Unanimous consent agreements bring order and structure to floor business and expedite the course of legislation. They can be as simple as a request to dispense with a quorum call or as complicated as a binding contract resulting from prolonged and often spirited debate. Senators have been conducting routine business by unanimous consensus since 1789, but the more formal UC agreement dates to the 1840s when Senator William Allen of Ohio sought a method to end debate. Source U.S. Senate

So, what is Unanimous Consent?

As you can see form Tweet where members are requesting for floor debate to pass this Bill S386. According to EveryCRSReport,

Unanimous consent agreements are fundamental to the operation of the Senate. The institution frequently dispenses with its formal rules and instead follows negotiated agreements submitted on the floor for lawmakers’ unanimous approval.

According to U.S. Senate Glossary for Unanimous Consent

A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of the procedure to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if anyone senator objects, the request is rejected.

Now, you know, why one senator David Perdue from Georgia can block the entire bill S386.

Previously to Senator Rand Paul had blocked this S386 bill.

Chances of S386 Passing in the Senate by Unanimous Consent

Think about this.

There’s no Employment-Based Immigration Bill passed in the U.S. Congress for ages.

One significant change was H4 EAD via Rule Making (not via Bill) was implemented in 2015.

A bi-partisan legal immigration bill passage would mean a great deal!

Two Senators sponsor this, Bill.

  • Mike Lee from Utah (Republican)
  • Kamala Harris from California (Democrat)

So, what are the chances of S386 Bill passing?

Here are the three Senators who have opposed this bill S386

  1. Senator Chuck Grassley
  2. Senator Rand Paul
  3. Senator David Perdue

First Senator Grassley had some concerns since 2011. His S386 Bill amendment was included to add New restrictions on H1B Visa.

Second, Senator Rand Paul blocked this bill.

He then introduced his Bill to remove the country cap and double the number of  Employment-Based Green Cards.

After negotiations with authors of this bill, the new version of the S386 added a Carve-Out for shortage occupation workers (like nurses from Philipines) to make sure some workers will get green card faster while the backlogs for India will be cleared over next 10 years.

Now, Senator from Georgia have Blocked the Bill S386.

So, what’s next?


Who’s next for S386 bill?

It’s tough to say.

For now, the supporters have to hope that another Senator doesn’t block the Bill or New S386 Amendment is added. 

I’m sure everyone impacted (positively and negatively) are calling their  Senator’s and voicing their views on social media to convey their support or opposition to this bill S386 and HR 1044.

  • Will there be more blocks from Senators?
  • Will there be new amendments to this Bill S386?
  • Will there be another Vote by the end of September 2019?

It’s anyone’s guess at this point.

Stay tuned for updates about this bill S386.

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  1. Qho should be blamed for such huge backlog for Indians – their money-eager recruiting companies like TCS, Infosys and all that which created conditions to get on h1b Visa ONLY for Indians and not using internal huge amount of Indian programmers from India to gt to the job for American IT, bringing instead every year new H1Bs. This creates catastrophic backlog and catastrophic situation on IT market when US citizen cannot find the programming job and this profession is degrading in public opinion, like IT slaves. I don’t think anybody will be support creating new slave market in USA and actions against Slave transporters (TCS,..) and slave using IT companies (Microsoft, Apple, Google and others) should immediate and terrible. AFTER these punishing actions politics and people of USA should decide what to do with people fro India now living in country – victims of TCS,… Microsoft, Salesforce (company of Nansy Pelosi), and other “IT giants”

    1. Bob,
      Please think it thru, the H1b visas are not being increased! So S.386 has NO impact on companies like TCS. Actually it works against them because once these H1b’s get green card they are not hostage to companies like TCS!
      As to the jobs H1b engineers are doing, that is a different story, where would the companies go if they do NOT get the talent pool? Why did Apple go to China for manf? Companies already have SW branches in India, they just shift more there. GOOD American engineers were NEVER compromised, America is competing with GOBAL talent, if we become mediocre, guess who will eat our lunch? S.Korea and China. S.Korean products have become the BEST. There is not a single TV manufacturer in US anymore :-(, we used to dominate the world. So much misguided stuff on internet, please think it thru

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