Due to the negligence of the Joe Biden administration of America, this time one lakh Green Cards can be wasted.
US green card
About one lakh employment-based green cards in the US are at risk of being wasted within two months. Because of this, there is a lot of resentment among Indian IT professionals. Due to the destruction of green cards, the wait for legal permanent residency for Indian IT professionals has now increased for decades. A green card, officially known as a permanent residence card, is a document issued to immigrants as evidence that the cardholder has been granted permanent residency in the United States.
Indian professional Sandeep Pawar told that this year the employment-based quota for migrants is 2,61,500, which is much higher than the normal quota of 140,000. “Unfortunately, under the law, if these visas are not issued by September 30, they are lost forever,” he said. He said the current pace of visa processing by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS shows that they will make more than 100,000 green cards useless. This fact was also recently confirmed by the Ministry of External Affairs in charge of determining visa usage.
lawsuit filed to stop wastage of green card
Pawar regretted that the additional 100,000 green cards available this year would be wasted if USCIS or the Biden administration did not act. The White House did not respond to the questions asked in this regard. Meanwhile, 125 Indians and Chinese citizens living in the US have filed a lawsuit to stop the green card from being wasted by the administration. “Most of the potential beneficiaries, like me, are from India, a country that is inherently lagging behind because of racist and discriminatory per-country quotas,” Pawar said. Many spouses are also here, mostly women, who are unable to work until they become permanent residents.
Biden administration responsible for waste of green card
Sandeep Pawar said, many have children whose age coming in the category of dependents is about to cross and they will be forced to leave the country on their own. While they only know this country. If these green cards are not issued, the loss is immeasurable and irreparable. 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.
In an article in ‘The Washington Post’, David J. Beers, a research scholar at the Cato Institute, alleged that the Biden administration was responsible for the waste of green cards. Neil Makhija met President Joe Biden as part of a delegation.
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