The so-called EAGLE Act (Equal Access to Green cards for Legal Employment Act), a bi-partisan proposal that would ease green card access for legal immigrants seeking higher-skilled employment, was being readied for a vote this week in the US House of Representatives. The legislation (HR 3648). sponsored by Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and John Curtis (R-UT), would  phase out existing per-country caps for employment green cards and hopefully provide some meaningful relief to the ongoing labor shortage. Ostensibly, HR 3648 focuses on EB-2 (workers with advanced degrees or exceptional ability) and EB-3 (skilled and other workers) level visas along with 1-HB visas to a lesser extent, the movement of this bill indicates an important acknowledgement of the ongoing labor shortage and the impact it continues to have on businesses here in the United States. The Senate had previously passed a similar bill in 2020, but could not reconcile its differences with the House version before the session ended,