Joe Biden’s response to the Indian community residing in the United States, hoping to become the President, gave a big response. Frontline health workers of Indian origin staged a peaceful demonstration in the Capitol (Parliament House), demanding the abolition of the per-country quota for lawful permanent residence in the US. The green card is officially called a permanent residence card.
This document is issued to expatriates living in the US, which is proof that the card holder has the right to stay in the country permanently. Indian-American physicians issued a joint statement on Monday, saying that it would take them more than 150 years to get a green card due to the current system of pending green card granting cases. Under the rule, more than seven percent of the people of any country are not allowed to give employment-based green cards.
50 percent of Indians coming to work on H-1B visas
The doctors said, “India’s population is in crores but the number of green cards given to its people is equal to the population of Iceland. There is no limit on H-1B visas and 50 percent of Indians coming here to work on H-1B visas are Indian. The discrepancy between H-1B and Green Card is increasing the queue for certificate holders and is impacting our professional and personal lives.
Indian IT professionals are most affected by this. He appealed to MP Joe Lofgren to submit a bipartisan proposal in this regard to solve the problems of skilled professionals. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr. Namita Dhiman said, ‘The long wait for the green card has affected the health workers and their families of the Front Front. They are living in panic and fear. ‘ He said, “The US President should complete the list of green card not filled for the last several years for advance frontline health workers by allowing USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services).” He said that the Kovid-19 had more ill effects.