US President Donald Trump has defended his resolution to droop issuing of green cards till the finish of the yr, saying it was needed to provide jobs to Americans in the current scenario.
Through a government order, Donald Trump, in April, had suspended issuing of green cards for 90 days. On Monday, he issued a proclamation which prolonged the suspension till December 31, 2020.
Trump, looking for one other term within the White House in the November 3rd presidential election, on Monday stated the step was important to assist thousands and thousands of Americans who’ve misplaced their jobs as a result of financial disaster amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donald Trump stated that the total amount of unemployment rate within the nation almost quadrupled between February and May of 2020 which produced a few of the most excessive unemployment rates ever recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS).
While the rate of 13.3 % unemployment in May displays a marked decline from April, hundreds of thousands of Americans stay out of work.
With the present suspension in impact, the wait time for Indian tech professionals to get authorized everlasting residency within the US is now operating into many years.
The US yearly allocates only one,40,000 green playing cards for all employment-preference immigrants, together with accompanying members of the family.
Currently, there’s a backlog of just about 10 lakh international nationals and accompanying members of the family lawfully residing within the United States. These candidates have been accepted however are but to obtain employment green playing cards.
The backlog is projected to extend annually as a result of the variety of international staff who self-sponsor or are sponsored by their US employers for green cards annually exceeds the annual allocation.
In addition to this numerical restrict, there’s a statutory seven per cent per nation ceiling utilized to every desire class, which prevents the monopolisation of employment-based green cards by international nationals from a single nation.
“This per-country ceiling has created decades-long waits for nationals from large migrant-sending countries such as India and China,” a contemporary Congressional report stated.