"Green Card waiting list for an Indian in more than 195 years"
Washington : The backlog for an Indian national to get green card for the US is more than 195 years, a top Republican senator has said, urging his Senate colleagues to come out with a legislative resolution to address this problem.
Green Card, a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued to a migrant that is an evidence that he has been awarded permission to stay in the nation permanently.
Senator Mike Lee said on Wednesday that the current green card policy did nothing for the child of an immigrant whose dead parent's green card application was ultimately denied because his or her job was no longer available.
"Someone from India entering the backlog today would have to wait 195 years to receive an EB-3 green card. Even if we give their children this limbo status, none of them will have a prayer of becoming a US citizen," Lee said on the Senator floor.
Green Card plays an essential role on the temporary status of people working in the country as it always put them on risk of losing their residentship.