Editorials National News Indian-American IT professionals held rallies demanding an end to green card backlog
Indian-American IT professionals held rallies demanding an end to green card backlog
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Washington sources reported that rallies were organized over the weekend in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Participants argued that per country quota on issuing of Green Cards per annum was the main reason for the backlog. The Indian-American IT professionals displayed posters with ‘Remove per Country Limits for employment based Green cards’, ‘300,000 waiting for 90 years’ and ‘What did I do wrong’.
GCReforms, organizers of the rallies said in a statement “It’s high time the congress, senate and white house administration works on this issue and solves the problem of High Skilled immigrants". Moreover having a green card allows a person to live and work permanently in the United States.
Accordingly Indian-Americans, most of whom are highly skilled and come to the US mainly on H-1B work visas are the worst sufferers of the current immigration system which imposes a seven per cent per country quota on allotment of green cards or permanent legal residency. Moreover the IT professionals requested lawmakers to treat all kids equally in the current immigration discussion. Further kids who came to the US legally with their parents who work in US companies should also have a pathway for citizenship.