BILL INTRODUCED TO ELIMINATE GREEN CARD OVERFLOW
The Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families (RELIEF) Act is a new bill that is expected to eliminate current green card backlogs. Introduced by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Act S.2603 would increase the number of green cards.
Although the bill is not expected to become law this year, the S. 2603 would classify spouses and children of Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) as immediate relatives and exempt them of employment-based petitions from green card limits. That could alleviate the family and employment green card accumulation over five years in the same order as they applied.
Here is the Full Text of the Bill.