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US Immigration- Proposed Point Based System may Benefit Indian Skilled Workers

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 05, Aug 2017

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The USA is in process to make a historical change in its existing immigration system. However, this new system is expected to benefit the tens of thousands of skilled workers in India, who aspire to get Green Card visa in America. The immigration reform was one among the key election campaign promises of the US President Donald Trump and now he seems to be working on this diligently.

Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE)

Trump has announced his support for Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, which will transform the US immigration to a merit-based immigration system. The new system is likely to favor the talented foreign skilled workers with English Language Proficiency for allocation of the Permanent residency status via Green Card.

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If the RAISE is passed by the US Congress and gets converted in to a law, it is likely to benefit the highly skilled and talented technology professionals in India, who are popular worldwide for their excellent English Speaking skills.

The lottery System may Get Abolished if RAISE Implements

Once the RAISE Act becomes a law, the present lottery system being used to immigrate to the US will be replaced by the new point based system. The point system will allocate points to the applicants for the Green Card based on certain key parameters, i.e. Qualification, English Language Proficiency, age, and job offer from US, etc.

Expectations from the new Merit-based System

Announcing his support for RAISE Act, Trump addressed the gathering and revealed objectives and details of the implication of it. Trump said, The RAISE Act will reduce poverty, increase wages, and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars. It will do this by changing the way the US issues Green Cards to nationals from other countries. Green Cards provide permanent residency, work authorization, and fast track to citizenship,

He further assured that the new point based application process would favor the candidates, who are good in English communication, have ability to financially support their stay along with the family, and show qualities to contribute to the economy of the country.

Speaking about the positive influence of the RAISE Act in terms of protection of US workers from displacement and prevention of new immigrants getting welfare frequently, Trump said, Thats a very big thing. Theyre not going to come in and just immediately go and collect welfare. That doesnt happen under the RAISE Act. They cant do that. Crucially, the Green Card reforms in the RAISE Act will give American workers a pay raise by reducing unskilled immigration,.

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Good news for the Indian Skilled Professionals

If you are a skilled professional in India looking to live and work in the USA, the new point based immigration system will indeed help you move to US. Indians are already known for their IT talent and English speaking skills, and these are the two things new system will prefer while allocating the Green Card visa to the applicants. We have seen tens of thousands of Indians professionals, every year moving to the countries like Canada and Australia, which has similar point-based immigration system.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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