U.S. – Passage of new bill can help millions get Green Card

U.S. - Passage of new bill can help millions get Green Card

U.S. – Passage of new bill can help millions get Green Card

Millions of people stuck for years in the employment-based Green Card backlog in the U.S., including a sizeable number of Indians, can hope for a lawful permanent residency in America by paying a supplemental fee if a new House bill is passed.

The move, if included in the reconciliation package and passed into law, is expected to help thousands of Indian IT professionals who are currently stuck in an agonising Green Card backlog. A Green Card, known officially as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued to immigrants as evidence that the bearer has been granted the privilege of residing permanently in the U.S. 

However, the bill does not contain permanent structural changes to the legal immigration system, including eliminating country caps for green cards or increasing the annual quotas of H-1B visas.

A Green Card, known officially as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued to immigrants as evidence that the bearer has been granted the privilege of residing permanently in the U.S.