The US has announced it will provide employment authorisation cards to some non-immigrant categories, including those waiting for green cards, for five years. This move will benefit tens of thousands of Indians living in the US. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said they increased the maximum validity period of Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) to 5 years, and renewal EADs for certain non-citizens, who should apply… read-more
In good news to Indians awaiting citizenship in the United States, the Joe Biden administration announced to ease norms for a green card. On June 16, the Biden administration has eased norms by releasing policy guidance on the eligibility criteria for those waiting for green cards to work and stay in America. The move came days ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to the US, starting from June 21-23.
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Here's why green card approval is long-term wait for nationals of different countries. The long and agonizing wait for Green Cards for people from India, China, Mexico and the Philippines is mainly due to the country-based quota system in its allocation which can be changed only by the US Congress, a senior official has said. Furthermore, the Senior Advisor to the same said, the annual limit also plays a major role.
Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was ousted from the country, has applied for a green card to permanently make a shift to the United States of America. Rajapaksa’s lawyer stated that the application for green card has been submitted on the grounds that ex president’s wife Loma is a green card holder. Meanwhile, Rajapaksa who is stationed in Thailand, will reportedly return to Sri Lanka on August 25.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times