US green card per country limit to be removed ? - Bill introduced
Legislation to end per-country limit on green cards has been introduced in the US House of Representatives and Senate. It will benefit thousands of Indians if passed who are waiting from decades for the green card. The legislation is being backed by top companies from Silicon Valley like Google.
Republican Mike Lee and Democratic presidential aspirant Indian- American, Kamala Harris has introduced this Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. Having a Green Card known as a Permanent Resident Card allows a person to live and work permanently in the United States.
The United States issues around 140,000 green cards every year to employment-based immigrants. However, as per current law, out of these not more than 7% is issued to nationals of a particular country causing people from countries like Indians and China to wait for a longer time as compared to other less populated countries.
Kamala Harris said, "Ours is a nation of immigrants, and our strength has always come from our diversity and our unity. We must do more to eliminate discriminatory backlogs and facilitate family unity so that high-skilled immigrants are not vulnerable to exploitation and can stay in the US and continue to contribute to the economy."
If this bill gets passed it will surely benefit many Indians in obtaining a permanent residency in the US.