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Biden Moves To Address Delays In Green Card Processing, Thousands Of Indians To Benefit In US

Oct 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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 in the US.

US: Legislation Introduced To Provide Relief To Children Of Visa Holders Who Face Deportation

Sep 16, 2021 PTI

If successful, this law will benefit over 200,000 people, mostly Indians.

US Lawmakers Seek Permanent Residence For H1B Visa Holders, Can Be Game Changer For Indians

Under the current system, individuals from countries with large populations -- such as India and China -- face decades-long wait times to achieve lawful permanent resident status.

Joe Biden Overturns Donald Trump Ban On Many Green Card Applicants

Feb 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Former President Donald Trump last spring halted the issuance of green cards until the end of 2020 in the name of protecting the coronavirus-wracked job market

Donald Trump's Immigration Rule Takes Effect Again During Appeal

Officials can deny immigrants green cards on the basis of public benefits used, under the rule.

22 October, 2020

US Proposes Not To Issue Business Visa For H1-B Speciality Occupations


The move is likely to impact several Indian companies which send their technology professionals on B-1 visas for a short stay to complete jobs on-site in the US.

07 October, 2020

Trump Administration's New Curbs On H1-B Visas To Narrow Definition Of 'Specialty Occupation'


The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

07 October, 2020

H-1B Visas Should Be Reserved Only For 'Specialised Talent': White House


The statement came hours after the Donald Trump administration announced new restrictions on H-1B nonimmigrant visa programme which it said is aimed at protecting American workers.

28 November, 2019

Over 2 Lakh Indians On Waitlist For Green Card And Permanent Residency In US


A majority of Indians waiting in line for family-based Green Cards are siblings of US citizens.

11 July, 2019

Immigration To US Likely To Become Easy As US Passes Bill Removing Cap On Issuing Green Cards

Outlook Web Bureau

The present move, if it turns into law, will benefit thousands of highly-skilled Indian IT professionals who aspire to live and work permanently in the US.

09 July, 2019

US Congress To Vote On Bill To Lift Country-Cap On Green Card

Outlook Web Bureau

Lifting the per-country cap on Green Card would mainly benefit high-tech professionals on H-1B work visas from countries like India, for whom the wait for Green Card is more than a decade.


17 May, 2019

Donald Trump To Replace Green Card With ‘Build America Visa’

Outlook Web Bureau

Currently, most of the cards are issued based on family links and diversity visa, and a small section is given to people who are professionals, and highly skilled.

08 February, 2019

US Congressional Panel Introduces Bill To Remove Per-Country Green Card Limits

Outlook Web Bureau

The H-1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

02 November, 2018

Those Waiting For Green Cards Will Enter US, Says Donald Trump

Outlook Web Bureau

The President's comments came amid tension over a caravan of an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 people, mostly from three Latin American countries, currently marching towards the southern US border of Mexico with the intention to enter the US.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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