more than 75% Indians who apply for a permanent address in America.
Washington, For the status of permanent resident status in the US, three quarters of the staff involved in the queue belong to the Indians. Green Card is a standard permanent residence status in the United States. According to the latest figures of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), 3,95,025 foreign nationals were in line to receive green cards under the employment-based priority category till May 2018. Of these, 3,06,601 were Indians
After India, the Chinese people are second in this list. Now, 67,031 Chinese citizens are waiting for the green card. However, the number of people waiting for the green card of any other country is not more than 10,000. Other countries include El Salvador (7,252), Guatemala (6,027), Honduras (5,402), Philippine (1,411), Mexico (700) and Vietnam (521).
Only 7 per cent entitled every year
Under the current law, more than 7 per cent of the citizens of any country can not be given a green card in a fiscal year, so Indians have to wait long to become a permanent resident of America. The worst impact of 7 percent quota in permanent residence lies on the Indian-Americans. Many of these Indians are highly skilled, and they come to the US especially on H-1B work visas. Due to the quota, the waiting period of green card for India’s skillful migrants can be up to 70 years.