More Than 2,27,000 Indians Waiting For Family-Sponsored US Green Card
Washington: As per the latest recent official data, “More than 2,27,000 Indians are waiting in line for family-sponsored Green Card or legal permanent residency.”
About 4 million people are waiting in line for family-sponsored Green Card against a Congressional cap of 226,000 per annum.
The largest number of 1.5 million waitlists is from America's southern neighbor Mexico, followed by a distant India with 227,000.
Many of those in the family-sponsored Green Card waiting list are siblings of US citizens. As per the current law, US citizens can sponsor their family members and blood relatives for permanent legal residency or Green Card.
Donald Trump, President of the US is against such a provision and he calls this chain immigration and wants to end this. But the opposition Democratic Party is vehemently opposed to abolishing a family-sponsored immigration system.
4 million family-sponsored Green Card applicants, another 827,000, a sizeable number of whom are from India, are waiting in line for Green Card. The waiting line for employment-based GC applicants is attentively running into more than a decade for Indian IT professionals.
According to DHS,181,000 Indians who are siblings of US citizens, are waiting in line for family-based Green Card. This number is followed by 42,000 married children of US citizens and over 2,500 spouses and minor children of permanent residents.