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Bill for increasing allotment of Green Cards, introduced in US House

A legislation that seeks to push for a Merit-Based Immigration System and increase the allotment of Green Cards by 45 percent annually, has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. The legislation seeks to increase the allotment of Green Cards from the current 120,000 to 175,000, per annum. Indian-American technology professionals, who come to the US mainly on H-1B Visas and opt for Green Cards or Legal Permanent Residence Status, are expected to be major beneficiaries of the proposed bill. The H-1B Programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers.