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US increases grace period for H-1B visa holders, Green Card applicants for responding to notices. What does this mean?

May 05, 2020 1:50 pm

As per the fresh notification from the agency, the grace period will become applicable to the documents if the issuance date listed on the request, notice or decision is between March 1 and July 1, 2020.

NY attorney threatens legal action against Trump's decision to ban issuance of new green cards

April 23, 2020 11:20 am

Trump said that this pause on new immigration will also help to conserve vital medical resources for American citizens.

Explained: US Supreme Court allows Trump's new Green Card policy, what it means

January 29, 2020 12:39 pm

Critics have alleged that the move has a racial bias, as it would target immigrants from developing countries while prioritising more affluent applicants from the global North.

Over 2 lakh Indians in US waiting for family-sponsored Green Card: Data

November 28, 2019 3:15 pm

The largest number of 1.5 million wait list is from America's southern neighbour Mexico, followed by a distant India with more than 2,27,000 and China with nearly 180,000, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Telling Numbers: Over 60,000 Indians get US green cards every year

August 15, 2019 10:27 am

Indians were behind applicants from Mexico, China, and Cuba in terms of number of green cards (lawful permanent resident status) obtained.

Explained: What proposed change in US Green Card legislation means for Indians

July 16, 2019 8:55 am

Green Card holders can qualify for US citizenship generally after three to five years. Over 10 lakh migrants from around the world are known to receive Green Cards yearly.

US House passes bill removing 7% country-cap on Green Card, Indians may benefit

July 11, 2019 12:37 pm

Indian IT professionals are the worst sufferers of the current immigration system which imposes a seven per cent per country quota on allotment of the coveted Green Cards or permanent legal residency.

US Congress to vote on bill to remove country-cap on Green Card

July 09, 2019 2:29 pm

Being supported by more than 310 lawmakers from both the Republican and the Democratic Party, the 'Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act' is all set to sail through the 435-member US House of Representatives.

Only 60,000 of 6 lakh Indians received green card in 2017

October 18, 2018 5:34 pm

In all 1,127,167 million foreigners received Green cards, which is a step below citizenship, in the year 2017, the figures revealed.

US lawmaker calls for removal of country quota in Green Card

July 13, 2017 8:13 am

Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder from Kansas, who yesterday became the lead sponsor of the previously Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, argued that the existing country-specific quota for Green card is unjust for people from countries like India and China.