Just a few minutes ago on Friday November 19th 2021 around 7am PST, the House passed the Build Back Better bill. This is a historic moment. While we wanted to see comprehensive immigration reform, negotiations narrowed down the provisions that were actually included. And, some vital immigration provision actually passed! One of the provisions is about visa recapture. I have personally written and advocated for this issue for almost a decade and even wrote to President Obama about requesting him to recapture. Here is a link to CNN with live updates. The bill will now move up to the Senate. Much kudos to our very own Washington State Congresswoman Jayapal for her incredible leadership in this process.
More from me soon!
Here is an article I wrote in 2014 about visa recapture: An easy fix for Obama to ease immigration backlog – The Seattle Globalist
And here is a link to CNN’s news on the bill: