ACIP quoted in article – “Senate Bill Revamps Employment-Based Green Card System”

Council in the News

​​SHRM, 05/06/2013 –

“The recently unveiled comprehensive immigration reform package—the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744)—scheduled for committee markup May 9, 2013, proposes significant changes to the employment-based preference system.

“The bill would adjust the annual caps on employment-based immigrant visas…clear up the years-long visa backlogs, recapture unused green cards, establish a new merit-based visa points system, repeal the Diversity Visa Lottery, eliminate per-country caps and create a new investor visa.

"‘This is the best part of the bill,’ Rebecca Peters, legislative affairs director at the American Council on International Personnel (ACIP), told SHRM Online. ‘The green card provisions are great for employers—they look to provide enough employment-based green cards not only for high-skilled employment-based future flows but also by way of clearing the employment-based second and third preference green card backlogs in seven years.’

“One of the measure’s key priorities is working through the green card backlogs, which have been a major impediment, Peters noted.”

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