Indians will have to wait for decades for Green Card; backlog for permanent residency expected to double by 2030
Indian IT professionals, most of whom are highly skilled and come to the US mainly on the H-1B work visas, are the worst sufferers of the current immigration system which imposes a seven percent per country quota on allotment of the Green Card
H1B workers 'stuck' in decades long wait for Green Cards rally in New Jersey as immigration enters frontline of US politics
'High skilled' workers from Asian nations with pre-vetted applications who are “stuck” in a decades long wait for permanent residency (PR) in the United States rallied in New Jersey’s Trenton area, adding their voices to advocacy efforts that have gained velocity in the last 12 months.
H4 EAD: USCIS chief signals it's end of the road for H4 work permits; tighter rules on H1B payscales coming soon
Chief of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Francis Cissna, in a three page letter dated April 4 to the US Senate Juiciary Committee, has confirmed it's the end of the road for H4 workers' employment authorisations in Donald Trump's administration. Calling the letter an "update" on USCIS' effort to ensuring integrity of the immigration system, Cissna goes into great detail on employment based immigration programs and the associated spouse visas.
Spouses of H1B workers monitoring the perilous situation of work permits - called H4 EAD - say they are “shaken” and “disappointed” by the latest signals from the Donald Trump administration but are also girding for a robust pushback if any change in policy does not factor feedback from spouses of H1B workers.
Trump’s White House may be riddled with resignations but his voter base is not budging an inch. If he can swing the midterm elections too, that gives Trump far more leverage to push his immigration agenda at a later date than at this time. If slapping tariffs on the whole world is the way to get there on the back of strong job numbers, so be it is how his immigration A team is possibly playing this.