The amended Bill had to go back to the House for voting to become law, but the House ‘did not consider it worthy’ to vote on. The EAGLE Act has some similarities with that Bill.
The non-profit group Immigration Voice which launched in 2005, has been at the forefront of the fight for fairness and justice for employment based legal immigrants, including advocacy in the US Congress. It has over 1.2 million members.
The organisation’s president, Aman Kapoor, believes that recessionary cycles of economic activity “always come at a cost which is higher for certain communities.”
Pieces of reform like allowing dependent spouses on H-4 visas to work are not insignificant but tackling the main issue will automatically take care of ‘discrimination’ based on country of birth.
“They address symptoms but not the underlying problem which is the Green Card backlog caused by country caps,” he says.
As far as a vote on the EAGLE Act is concerned, Aman, on behalf of “the group of American families and tax-paying law-abiding immigrant families,” urges the House members, “The The Bill ensures that anyone from any country in the world currently in the system will not have to wait longer after the passage of the Bill. This is a commonsense reform which is good for America, Americans, and immigrants.”