The Mike Lee’s Senate S386 is currently blocked by Dick Durbin over his demand of increasing the total number of GCs rather than just removing country based limits.
Editor's Note: This overview of Senate bill S.386 discusses amendments made public on December 18, 2019. The proposed legislation contains what Senator Durbin referred to as the 50/50 Rule. S. 386, or “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019,” was introduced in the Senate by Lee on February 07. Once again, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) asked for unanimous consent from the Senate this week to pass the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, S. 386 in the Senate and H.R. Imagine how arrogant they will be as citizens! The colleague, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., did exactly that, according to a Washington, D.C. correspondent for a Kansas newspaper. Later, Senator Rand Paul blocked it and eventually made a deal with Sen. Lee by adding amendments to S386/HR 1044 with nurses carve out (set aside some amount). Sen. Durbin (archive photo) Hours ago, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) blocked S.386 and the unanimous consent vote has once again been delayed.
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Durbin did recognize the demonstration by Indian crowd at one of his democrats breakfast meeting on Sunday morning. Dec 21, 2019 161 Comments ... S386 is a minor technical fix which rearranges people in the line.So there is no reason for a congressman to get worried about supporting this bill as there is provision to prevent H1B frauds by the consulting companies.
We have heard rumors that there is a possible agreement between Senator Lee and Senator Durbin. He did gave assurance to work on a deal with Mike Lee after the Thanksgiving holidays. He is pushing for an idea where he wants to remove backlog for people who have been waiting for at-least 5 years for their US green cards through his own RELIEF act. Americans call US Senator Durbin's office at 202.224.2152 to oppose the run through of unaminous consent by the India Inc lobby. The resulting bill goes well beyond dealing with the per country cap issue. Do you really want people here permanently who harass and harange Congress until they get their way?
Demand extensive hearings on… Cosponsors of S.386 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 Richard Joseph Durbin (born November 21, 1944) is an American attorney and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Illinois, a seat he was first elected to in 1996.He has been the Senate Democratic Whip since 2005, the second-highest position in the Democratic leadership in the U.S. Senate.. Durbin was born in East St. Louis, Illinois. It seems Senator Durbin has demanded a hefty ransom of an arm and a leg, to not oppose equality and equal treatment under the law. Due to the high volume of correspondence, only Illinois residents will receive a direct reply. Senate Bill S386 – Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 is co-sponsored by Senator Mike Lee and Senator Kamala Harris. The group asked the visa workers to step up the pressure even after Durbin’s public statements. For all previous iterations, please view the archive. To reiterate – it is ESSENTIAL our members from Illinois step up to the plate, call Senator Durbins office and share their stories.
It was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on July 09. Senator Durbin first blocked senate bill S386 which was aimed at eliminating country of birth discrimination against Indians in USA. After Senator David Perdue (R-GA) dropped his objection after reaching agreement with the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).