The new immigration system has caused a lot of trouble for Indian IT professionals who move to the US for jobs on H-1B work visas. The US has set a seven percent quota for each country under the new immigration system.
An advisory commission to US President Joe Biden has recommended the disposal of all green card or permanent residency applications within six months. If this proposal is accepted, then there will be great news for thousands of Indians who have been waiting for Green Card for decades. The holder of a green card becomes entitled to permanent residence in the US. The new immigration system is causing a lot of trouble to Indian IT professionals who move to the US for jobs on H-1B work visas. The US has set a seven percent quota for each country under the new immigration system. Due to this Indians have to wait a long time to get a green card.
Suggestions from the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (PACANHPI) have been sent to the White House for approval. A proposal in this regard was proposed by Ajay Jain, leader of the Indian-American community at the PACAHPI meeting, which was unanimously passed by all 25 commissioners. The meeting, held in Washington, was broadcast live last week.
To reduce the number of pending green card applications, the commission advised the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to review its procedures, practices and policies. The Commission has also recommended streamlining and redesigning of processes, eliminating unnecessary processes, automating any approvals and improving the system. The recommendations are aimed at renewing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) policy on family-based green card applications, reducing the time taken to process all other green card applications and processing them within six months of receipt of applications.
According to documents submitted by Bhutodia, out of 2.26 lakh green cards available for the financial year 2021, only 65,452 family-based green cards were issued. In April 2022, interviews of 4,21,358 people were pending in this regard, while in March the number was 4,36,700.