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U.S. President Joe Biden in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, US, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. Biden revoked a proclamation from his predecessor that blocked many green card applicants from entering US.(Bloomberg)

Biden rescinds Trump visa ban, bringing relief to many green card applicants

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:32 AM IST
Former President Donald Trump issued the ban last year, saying it was needed to protect US workers amid high unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It reforms the family-based immigration system to keep families together by recapturing visas from previous years to clear backlogs, including spouses and children of green card holders as immediate family members, and increasing per-country caps for family-based immigration.(MINT file photo )
It reforms the family-based immigration system to keep families together by recapturing visas from previous years to clear backlogs, including spouses and children of green card holders as immediate family members, and increasing per-country caps for family-based immigration.(MINT file photo )

Indian-American Congressman to remove country quota for work-based Green Card

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 10:09 AM IST
Non-profit South Asian Americans Leading Together, in a statement, said the bill is a historic piece of legislation that proposes a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants.
A Green Card, known officially as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued to immigrants to the US as evidence that the bearer has been granted the privilege of residing permanently.(Reuters)
A Green Card, known officially as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued to immigrants to the US as evidence that the bearer has been granted the privilege of residing permanently.(Reuters)

Receipt notice of Form I-90 will extend green card’s validity in US by 12 months

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:43 PM IST
The lawful permanent residents with green cards are required to submit a Form I-90 when their permanent resident cards expire or are about to expire.
Majority of those in the family-sponsored Green Card waiting list are siblings of US citizens. Under current law, US citizens can sponsor their family members and blood relatives for Green Cards or permanent legal residency.(Reuters File)
Majority of those in the family-sponsored Green Card waiting list are siblings of US citizens. Under current law, US citizens can sponsor their family members and blood relatives for Green Cards or permanent legal residency.(Reuters File)

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

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 08:55 AM IST
The largest number of 1.5 million wait list is from America’s southern neighbour Mexico, followed by a distant India with 227,000 and China with nearly 180,000.
The latest available data shows that in 2016, 64,687 Indians received a Green Card, slightly higher than the 64,116 who were given permanent residence by the US in 2015.(AFP File Photo)
The latest available data shows that in 2016, 64,687 Indians received a Green Card, slightly higher than the 64,116 who were given permanent residence by the US in 2015.(AFP File Photo)

How 2+2 talks may affect over 300K Indians’ applications for Green Card

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayanth Jacob, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 11:55 AM IST
A total of 306,601 applications filed by Indian nationals for a Green Card under the Employment-Based Preference Category are pending approval with the US authorities, the latest available data show.
File photo of Indian and US national flags in front of the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
File photo of Indian and US national flags in front of the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Over 4 lakh Indians in US may have to wait 151 years for green card: Report

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 09:56 PM IST
According to the USCIS, there were 2,16,684 primary Indian applicants under EB-2 category and 2,16,684 spouses and children, thus making a total of 4,33,368. EB-2 immigrants are applicants with advanced degrees.
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