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We the people ask the federal government to Take or explain a position on an issue or policy:

Allow H1B approved cases to get Visa stamped in US

Created by R.G. on January 08, 2013

At the time of approval of H1B petition, USCIS checks for all the documents but still require petioner to visit home country to get Visa stampped on the passport. Due to which most of the H1B skilled workers can not visit back home to see their families as they don't want to take chance/risk. If givernment allows visa stamping in US, it will unite many families who have not seen their parents for long long time as Grean card process takes more than 10 years in case of India/China.


Response to Petition

Let's Make H-1B Visas Better, But Let's Not Stop There

Thanks for your petition about H-1B visas. You identify a problem we'd very much like to correct, but it's just one example of how our larger immigration system is fundamentally broken.

But here's the good news: 68 senators have voted for legislation that would secure our borders, crack down on employers who refuse to play by the rules, and create a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants so they can come out of the shadows. Their bill would even cut the deficit and boost the economy.

It also deals specifically with the issue of H-1B visas.

For starters, it would authorize the State Department to domestically renew the visa of an individual admitted on an H-1B visa if that person is otherwise qualified -- which should help to alleviate the problem you want us to address.

And it would also create a flexible cap, which would almost double the number of H-1B visas -- from 65,000 to 115,000 per year for the first year. It would allow spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the United States, and it would establish a 60-day transition period for H-1B workers to change jobs.

But of course, if we want to see these changes become law, we need Congress to finish the job. It's up to lawmakers in the House of Representatives to follow the example of their colleagues in the Senate, accept a few compromises, and pass this legislation without delay.

That's the only way we're ever going to uphold our heritage as both a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.

Tell us what you think about this petition and We the People.

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