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Many Non-Resident Indians, joined in a protest staged by Telugu community, in association with Pittsburgh Technology council and GCReforms.org, to create an impact of awareness among the people of United States belonging to different other communities, on the immigration challenges faced by high-skilled Indian workers and employers and also to seek the support from entire nation, in order to pressure the legislation that could resolve Green card backlogs.
In a joint protest, the members have demanded for immediate resolution of their contradictory issues, on different immigration issues. They have stated that as per the new immigration rules, obtaining green card or ‘resident Certificate’ has become a major problem with most of NRIs, as its taking most of their life time of about 62-90 years of time to get it.
The Members of the association, said that they are not fighting for their individual benefit, but it’s for the future of their children and their careers. They strongly advocate that an immigration system that does not discriminate based on country of birth will bring in and retain the best talent for American industry and society.
This would help America excel globally as high skilled immigrants, who can support innovation, entrepreneurship and digital transformation.
According to the authorities, there are around 300,000 applicants from India are on wait of permanent residency in employment based categories.
These insane delay has resulted crushing of many individuals and families, forcing the people to be uncertain for many years. So the main mission of the protesting organizations is to mobilize support for immigration policies that will make the American Dream achievable for Indian origin skilled employees and employers. They have urged all those facing similar issues to join and support them, so that they cloud influence the authorities unitedly.