News flash – On July 7, 2012 – Senator Grassley Removes HR 3012 Hold
Politico is reporting that Senator Grassley have lifted the hold on the bill HR 3012.
Grassley only recently lifted a hold on a bill by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) that would eliminate the employment-based per-country visa cap. A spokesperson for Grassley said the senator “supports legal immigration opportunities and works for measures to prevent fraud in immigration programs.”
If you are following the bill HR 3012 to remove country cap for employment based Green Cards, Senator Grassley had placed a hold on the bill from moving forward.
HR 3012 Status Update
- Introduced – 09/21/2011
- House Judiciary Committee – Passed (10/27/2011)
- House Vote – Passed (Nov/29/2011)
- Senate Vote – TDB
- President Sign – TDB
This bill if passed will gradually
- Remove per country cap on Employment based Green cards.
- This will also increase the family based green card cap to 15%
If the hold is lifted, then US Senate can vote (fingers crossed) to pass the bill without any changes from the version passed by House.
If bill passes the Senate, President can sign the bill into law of the land.