USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) currently takes between 6-10 years to issue a Green Card to Indian nationals with higher education (EB2 category). In recent months, the green card processing times have become highly unpredictable with no indication of a feasible solution in the near future. This has led to a high level of frustration and endless waiting for folks like me to acquire a Green Card. A brief timeline of how the “priority date” has changed in last few months: late 2011 the priority date progressed from May 2005 to “unbelievable” Jan 2010. By July 2012, it froze and retrogressed back to August 2007. In less than 3 months, the date further retrogressed to September 2004 in the October 2012 bulletin. This roller coaster of moving timelines indicates a broken immigration process for LEGAL EDUCATED professionals, and demands immediate action from USCIS.
This petition is hereby to demand USCIS to streamline the Green Card process in an acceptable manner to law abiding, tax paying, highly educated professional workers in an acceptable/reasonable and deterministic time frames ( < 3 years). This will only help retain capable talent contributing towards the growth of the country in areas of technology, medicine and sciences.
I have been waiting for my green card for last 6 years under EB-2 India category, and would urge you to sign this petition if you believe we deserve a more predictable and faster path to getting a Green Card.
Hemali Majithia started this petition with a single signature, and now has 10,170 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.