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Green card

US Senate passes bill eliminating per-country cap for H-1B work visas

The provision will facilitate removal of the massive backlog of Indian IT professionals in the US

03 Dec 2020 12:27 PM

Indian nationals stuck in US after H-1B visa cards suspended

Last month, H-1B visa holders launched a petition urging President Trump to extend their permissible stay from 60 to 180 days after job loss

12 May 2020 1:23 PM

They don't want our IT guys, but they want our nurses, docs

US to offer 40,000 Green Cards to foreign medics while temporarily banning the issuance of work-based visas like H-1B

09 May 2020 2:04 PM

Sunanda K. Datta-Ray: Only doctors and nurses can save India now

Suddenly, Donald Trump wants Indian drugs and Indian doctors

07 Apr 2020 10:01 AM

More than 227K Indians waiting for family-sponsored US Green Card

President Donald Trump is against such a provision which he calls as chain immigration and wants to abolish this.

28 Nov 2019 9:42 AM


US to deny green card, citizenship to immigrants who use public benefits

78 per cent of households headed by non-citizen with no more than high school education use at least one welfare program.

13 Aug 2019 7:33 AM

US Green Card to cost much more for Indian investors

The EB-5 Investor Visa programme to cost minimum USD 900,000 with effect from November 21, 2019.

25 Jul 2019 3:26 PM

US Congress to vote on key bill on green cards; will benefit Indians

Lifting the per-country cap on Green Card would mainly benefit high-tech professionals on H-1B work visas from countries like India.

09 Jul 2019 1:35 PM

Trump rolls out better green card plan, to benefit skilled Indians

The immigration reform proposals significantly increase the quota for skilled workers from existing nearly 12 per cent to 57 per cent.

17 May 2019 12:00 PM

Indian green card aspirants may benefit as Trump has a new immigration plan

The new policy calls for issuing more than half of the green cards to those based on employment or skills.

16 May 2019 10:53 AM


Trump shows sympathy for those waiting for green cards, says they'll enter US

As per official estimates, over 600,000 Indians in the US are waiting to receive green cards, which is step short of American citizenship.

02 Nov 2018 5:38 PM

Trump shows sympathy for those awaiting green cards, says they'll enter US

As per official estimates, over 600,000 Indians in the US are waiting to receive green cards, which is step short of American citizenship.

02 Nov 2018 3:17 PM

Over 60 thousand Indians received Green Cards in 2017: DHS

Out of the over 600,000 Indians waiting for the most sought-after Green Card, only 60,394 have received it in 2017.

18 Oct 2018 7:20 PM

US may deny green cards to immigrants who use government benefits

Under a new rule that can affect many Indians, US may deny green cards to immigrants who avail govt benefits including food and cash aid.

23 Sep 2018 12:41 PM

'Investment limit hike for EB-5 investors visa not likely till December'

According to estimates, the EB-5 market has been growing at 30-40 per cent every year from India.

09 Sep 2018 1:03 PM


Wait for Green Card may be up to 150 years for Indians says report

As of April 20, 2018, there were 632,219 Indian immigrants and their spouses and minor children waiting for green cards.

16 Jun 2018 2:25 PM

Indian-American IT professionals ask US government to end green card backlog

Participants argued that per country quota on issuing of Green Cards per annum was the main reason for the backlog.

01 May 2018 3:41 PM

Amid H-1B row, Indian-origin man jailed for wire, visa fraud in US

The man collected over USD 450,000 in illegal filing fees and related expenses from more than 100 fraudulent visas.

28 Apr 2018 1:28 PM

US initiative to end green card backlog

The White House said Trump favoured a merit-based immigration system, which attracts the best and the brightest from across the world.

10 Feb 2018 3:19 AM

Indian-Americans rally to support Trump’s merit-based immigration plan

This was one of the rare pro-Trump immigration rallies at the White House.

04 Feb 2018 11:39 AM