Democratic Party In The US Will End The Freeze On Green Cards
The Democratic Party in the US will end the freeze on green cards and take steps to end its backlog, if voted to power in the November presidential elections, the party's proposed 2020 platform said.
GC known officially as a PR Card is a document issued to immigrants to the US as evidence that the bearer has been granted the privilege of residing permanently The proposed platform among other things has expressed opposition to the decision of President Trump to temporarily suspend issuing of H-1B visas.
Technology companies depend on it to hire thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China. The 2020 Democratic Party Platform which is similar to an election manifesto in India, would be adopted by the party's delegates during its national convention in Wisconsin.
The 4-day convention from August 17 to 20 would formally nominate former Vice President Joe Biden as its candidate for the November 3 presidential elections.
A 21st-century immigration system that honours US values is an essential prerequisite not just to recovering from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, but to strengthening its democracy and guaranteeing America's long-term economic competitiveness, it said.
“That's why Democrats believe in improving and increasing opportunities for legal, permanent immigration.” the proposed platform said. “Democrats oppose President Trump's illegal chaotic, and reckless changes to the legal immigration system, including decisions to slash family-based immigration as well as H-1B and other visa programmes that can help our economy,” it said.
According to the platform, the Democrats believe family unity should be a guiding principle for its immigration policy. As such it will prioritize family reunification for children still separated from their families, and will restore family reunification programmes ended by the Trump administration, it stated.
“We will support legislation to ensure that no president can enact discriminatory bans ever again,” it said.