In the employment-based immigration categories, United States has set an arbitrary cap of 7% for each country. This has resulted in wait times for certain countries to grow astronomically.
1 million Green Cards are issued every year. Only 80K goes to employment based (EB-2 & EB-3) immigration. A further 7% per country cap results in around 5K Green Cards for each country. However applications from populous countries averages 80-100K a year, which adds 75-95K in backlog queue every passing year.
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Assimilation and integration have been hot button issues when it comes to immigration in any country. It has been an issue much debated about recently in the United States as well. Immigrants from India, world’s largest democracy, have not had any trouble integrating within the American society. They came here in good faith Read more about Children of high skilled immigrants on the verge of shattered dreams[…]
Ramesh Punja from myStatesman has written a heart touching story of Indian parents and their daughter Himani who had to bear the brunt of an archaic immigration law. Himani’s parents like any other migrated to the USA to offer better life opportunities for their daughter. Little did they know at the time of applying permanent Read more about Statesman H4 Dreamer story[…]
Just recently, The Columbus Dispatch included a fantastic front page feature on H4 Dreamers! Our sincere appreciation to Danae King who met with many backlogged immigrant families in Ohio and took note of their stories. Also commendable are these individuals and their children who bravely came forward and shared their stories. No one knows Read more about Legal, For Now![…]
Laura Francis from Bloomberg recently published an excellent article after speaking to a few highly-skilled immigrants and their children who are stuck in the green card backlogs. Her article is titled, “Indian ‘Dreamers’ Also Want a Shot at Staying in U.S.”, and if you haven’t read this already, we encourage you to take a moment Read more about H4Dreamers Also Want a Shot at Staying in U.S[…]
Really, a well-written article! We do hope that the title would have read differently based on the actions of Indians in the United States. Perhaps our grassroots efforts in the coming days, weeks, months, will enable the author to create yet another piece with the title, “Indians raise awareness and face the lawmakers in US Read more about Indians face uncertain future in US as Immigration debate heats up[…]
SIIA members in many states are putting their personal time and energy in creating mass awareness about the green card backlogs and getting people to call their lawmakers. They have our sincere gratitude. We cannot fit every effort into a single video montage. So, we will send some more updates in the coming days Read more about Noteworthy Advocacy Efforts in August 2017[…]
If the 70 years of career-limiting backlog is not egregious enough, you want to learn about the fate of young legal immigrant children. Legal immigrant children are the ones who were born outside the United States and came to the United States on Dependent visas along with their immigrant parents. Just like their parents, they Read more about Fairness for Young Legal DREAMers[…]
Wishing you all a Happy Independence Day! It has been 70 years since India became an independent nation, and it has reached great heights 70 years since. And, yet, highly-skilled immigrants from India continue to suffer in a staggering 70 year Green Card backlogs. We hope you take a moment in your busy lives to Read more about Greetings to Skilled Immigrants on India’s Independence Day[…]
David Bier of the CATO Institue has, yet again, published a masterpiece of an article that sums up the plight of the legal, contributing, high-skilled immigrants in the United States. If there is one article that you want to read about United States legal immigration, look no further. This one is the one. Continue reading Read more about Aspects Of US Legal Immigration We All Should Be Aware Of[…]
Like the 1.5 million (if not more) highly-skilled immigrants who are stuck in a career-limiting Green Card backlog, a few highly-skilled immigrants got together and spent their precious time and energy to create a film that speaks to the very premise of the discriminatory, unfair, and antiquated immigration system that no longer works in America’s Read more about The Story of 1.5 Million Backlogged Highly-Skilled Immigrants[…]