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Indian Immigration Protest New Green Card Rules In Washington

The High Skilled Immigrants Act, 2019 has been handed within the House of Representatives. (Representational)


A bunch of Indians held a rally in Washington DC, demanding immigration reforms to learn those that are authorized immigrants within the nation.

The rally on Wednesday morning, which included girls and kids was organised with the important thing aim of getting Senator Dick Durbin’s consideration, a Democrat from Illinois. Senator Dick Durbin is the only legislator who has stalled the passing of a invoice that will make receiving employment-based inexperienced playing cards a primary come first serve system.

“These are taxpaying law-abiding skilled immigrants who are already in the country for many years — doctors, engineers and scientists professors. And they’re stuck in the long green card backlog, which will span 150 years! What we are doing here is protesting Senator Durban’s hold on the bill yesterday and he is making sure that Indian immigrants who are already here would not get equal treatment under the law, which is unfair,” mentioned Aman Kapoor, president of Immigration Voice, a non-profit organisation.

Srikar Patani, 17, mentioned immigrants like him reside in uncertainty on account of lengthy ready intervals for an employment visa that might take a long time. “This is where I live, where I grew up and I have been in India two years, barely two years and I just don’t think it’s fair,” the teenager additional added.

Another key demand of the group was that the inexperienced card backlog should be cleared versus the present wait time, that might run into a long time for employment-based inexperienced playing cards for Indians.

“Well, the American dream I think is no longer true for Indian immigrants with the way the system is today, it’s very discriminatory. I wish somebody told me that when I was young, I always grew up watching American sitcoms and serials and imagined the lifestyle that I would have. And I worked really hard towards it. But that unfortunately is not happening for me right now,” a protestor advised ANI.

The High Skilled Immigrants Act, 2019 has been handed within the House of Representatives, the decrease home of the United States Congress and is ready to be handed within the Senate. The Act says that no single nation can obtain greater than 7 per cent of the full inexperienced playing cards issued in a yr.


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