US Green Card: Over 4 lakhs Indians will die waiting for their work-based PR, Read Full StudyUS-based think tank Cato Institute in its study revealed that over 4 lakh Indians will die before they receive a green card to the United States, adding that over 11 lakh applications from Indians are pending in the US's employment-based green card backlog. Author : Malkit Singh
The US Green Card is one of the most sought documents for immigrants around the world. The United States of America which is undoubtedly the most developed country in the world welcomes lakhs and crores of immigrants every year. Courtesy of tons of opportunities, higher pay, lavish lifestyle, and even the power of the dollar, holding a US Green Card is becoming a matter of great pride for any immigrants living in America. The US has witnessed Indian communities taking forward the American economy and this is one of the major reasons why the American government and senates are identifying Indian festivals in their own country, for instance, Diwali. However, an unwanted fact & figure has come to the fore which suggests that over 4 lakhs of Indians will die waiting for the approval of their US Green Card. Yes! you heard it right. Below is what US Green Card Indians Death Study Says-
US Green Card Indians Death Study-
US-based think tank Cato Institute in its study revealed that over 4 lakh Indians will die before they receive a green card to the United States, adding that over 11 lakh applications from Indians are pending in the US's employment-based green card backlog. For those who are unaware, a green card official known as a Permanent Resident Card. It is a document issued to US immigrants granting them permanent residence in the country. Coming back to US Green Card India Backlog Study, Indian makes up 63% of the total 18 lakh employment-based green-card applications now pending in the country. This backlog adds to the 83 lakh pending applications from the family-sponsored system.
The study in its report stated, "About 424,000 employment-based applicants will die waiting, and over 90 percent of them will be Indians. Given that Indians are currently half of all new employer-sponsored applicants, roughly half of all newly sponsored immigrants will die before they receive a green card."
The study further pointed out the fact, "These astounding backlogs and massive waits underscore that legal immigration to the United States is nearly impossible. Even to get to the point of entering the backlog takes an enormous amount of good fortune, and the lucky few that make it through the labyrinth face the daunting prospect of never actually receiving green cards in decades or even their lifetimes."
It is pertinent to mention here that a newswire states that American companies employ a significant number of Indians and Chinese for STEM role. However, only seven per cent of employment-based green cards can go to individuals from a country annually. Therefore, this factor places Indians at a significant disadvantage with over half of the backlog for employees of US businesses with advanced degrees including highly-skilled STEM professionals and US-educated graduates. STEM is a common abbreviation for four closely connected areas of study: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.