One lakh green cards may be useless in US, Indian IT professionals angry

Washington. In America, more than one lakh employment-based green cards are at risk of becoming useless. If it is not issued within two months, then such a large number of green cards will be wasted. The delay in this has caused outrage among Indian IT professionals. They have been waiting for this card for decades. Getting a green card gives the right to legally permanently settle in the US. It is also called permanent residence card.

Indian professional Sandeep Pawar told that this year the employment based quota for immigrants is 2 lakh 61 thousand 500. Usually this quota is one lakh 40 thousand every year. “Unfortunately, if these visas are not issued by September 30, they will become useless forever,” he said. Pawar said the current pace of the American Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) shows that they will make more than one lakh green cards useless.

Recently, the in-charge of the Ministry of External Affairs, which determines visa usage, has also confirmed this. Here, the White House did not give any answer to the questions asked in this regard. Meanwhile, 125 Indian and Chinese nationals living in the US have filed a lawsuit in a court to save the green card from becoming worthless.

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IMPACT executive director Neil Makhija said he called on Biden to reform immigration laws by eliminating green card limits and quotas and covering 200,000 children of long-term visa holders as part of efforts to protect all ‘dreamers’. requested.

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