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Majority of Indians are Waiting for US Green Card

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75% Waiting for US Green Card are Indians

Indians make up 75 percent of all those highly skilled immigrants waiting in line for US green card or permanent residency. According to latest figures from US Citizenship and Immigration Services, 395,025 skilled immigrants are waiting in line for US green cards in the employment-based preference category. 306,601 of them are Indians, and the count doesn’t include those who have approved immigrant petitions. Chinese nationals took the second place as 67,031 of them are waiting for their green cards. All other countries that come after China have less than 10,000 people waiting in the green card queue.

Around 7,252 skilled immigrants from El Salvador, 6,027 people from Guatemala, 5,402 from Honduras, 1,491 skilled immigrants from the Philippines, 700 from Mexico, and 521 skilled immigrants from Vietnam are waiting for their US green cards. According to US government laws, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services can issue not more than seven percent of US green cards to citizens of the same country. And because of this stringent rule, Indians have the longest waiting time of 10 to 15 years.

Since the waiting period is so long, most children of these candidates grow out after their dependency age and have to apply for green card separately. It means they have to wait for another 15 years to become a permanent resident. According to latest figures, as much as 200,000 Indian children will across the age of 21 years this year and have to apply for the US green card.

Current waiting period

For some Indian candidates, the waiting period is as long as 70 years. According to GCReforms.org, skilled immigrants from India will have to wait for anywhere between 25-92 years for getting American permanent residency. Once the candidate receives the green card, his entire family is eligible for working in the United States.

The US parole visa program for Filipino WWII veteran

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The US parole visa program for Filipino WWII veteranUnited States government’s Parole Visa Program that has been welcomed by the Philippine Consulate General in New York, post-implementation is going to benefit US-based Filipino Second World War veterans and their closed ones or relatives in the Philippines.

In the last week’s forum, Deputy Consul General Kira Azucena defined the implementation of this program as the most significant milestone achievement in the national Filipino-American community’s continuing campaign in requesting the United Stated government to allow Filipino vets with the acknowledgment and honor due to them.

She also confirmed that this recently established strategy is timely acknowledging that 2016 signifies the seventieth anniversary of the endowment of diplomatic connections between the US and the Philippines.

With this Parole visa program, many veterans of WWII will be able to reunite with their closed ones or relatives in the Azucena, Philippines.

As per the estimated figure, nearly six thousand Filipino-American Second World War veterans have been residing in the S.

As per Azucena, it was quoted that the Filipino-American community will be encouraged by this program to continue backing the nationwide attempts to influence the US government on Filipino veteran affairs, prominently the unfinished House bill H.R. 2737 on the Awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal.

A town hall conference was hosted by consulate on August 27 that explained the parole program strategy that was grounded on the executive order and was approved by the honorable US President Obama on 8th of June.

Further, all those who attended it were well-versed that the USCIS or US Citizenship and Immigration Services has begun allowing many Filipino World War 11 family members who have remained as the beneficiaries of recognized migrant visa petition for family.

The following parole strategy was initially declared in the “Streamlining and Modernizing the Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century” report of white House that was released in the month of July 2015.

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