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WH initiative suggests recapture of lost Green Cards since 1992


New York: In a significant move, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (WHAANHPI) unanimously approved a recommendation to recapture green cards lost since 1992 due to agency inaction. This decision is being celebrated by the Indian Diaspora, marking another effort by the Biden Administration in addressing the challenges faced...

Process all Green Cards within 6 Months, Presidential Panel Recommends


Washington DC: A US presidential advisory commission has unanimously voted to recommend President Joe Biden process all applications for green cards or permanent residency within six months. To be sent to the White House now for approval, recommendations of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (PACAANHPI), if adopted, is...

A new bill may Indians help jump the Green Card queue


Millions of people stuck for years in the employment-based Green Card backlog in the US, including a sizable number of Indians, can hope for a lawful permanent residency in America by paying a supplemental fee if a new House bill is passed into law.  The move, if included in the reconciliation package and passed into...

Clock running out on 100,000 Green Cards for eligible immigrants


The clock is running out on more than 100,000 employment-based green cards that the Biden administration could — but likely won't — issue before the end of the fiscal year. The green cards, or permanent residency permits, are available for the administration to dole out to eligible immigrants but will expire on Sept. 30. President Biden's...

Indians aspiring for Green Cards may be at big loss


About one lakh employment-based Green Cards are at the risk of being wasted in less than two months, causing resentment among Indian IT professionals whose wait for legal permanent residency now runs into decades. This year's quota for employment-based immigrants is 261,500, far higher than the usual 140,000, Indian professional Sandeep Pawar told PTI. "Unfortunately, under...

New immigration bill cuts Green Card wait for Indians, lets H-1B spouses work


Washington: Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has hailed the legislative move to eliminate country quota for employment-based Green Card asserting that these reforms will help the US to retain top talent from across the world while growing the economy. “As an original cosponsor of the Fairness For High-Skilled Immigrants Act, I am proud to announce that...

Grant more green cards to doctors, nurses says bipartisan Senate bill

Post Date: May 7, 2020

A bipartisan Senate bill, set for introduction when the chamber returns, would make it easier for doctors and nurses to obtain green cards. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, introduced by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), would allocate 40,000 unused, previously authorized immigrant visas to doctor and nurses who can work to treat coronavirus patients...