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Ease green card backlogs for highly skilled employment based immigrants

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One needs to only take a look at the visa bulletins published in the USCIS web-site every month to get an idea of how slow the process is for immigrants in the 'Highly skilled' category from India, China, Philippines and Mexico. For example, applications from the year 2001 are currently being processed today (10 years later) for the EB3 employment based category from India. And the actual time people get the green card may well be 3-4 years later.
This means that these thousands of people have been facing great hardship and constraints in their career. It has in effect stifled innovation in the country to an extent, because these highly skilled people had a great potential to open up new ventures, create new jobs, advance science and technology and contribute to society in numerous other ways
A hidden cost is also that the spouses of these highly skilled people also often have advanced degrees and Phd's, but they are prevented from joining the workforce because of the restrictive nature of the work visas.
Today the country could do with thousands of new start-ups, medical facilities, nurses, teachers and college professors. Also, the housing market could benefit from this section of people, because once they settle down in their lives they will be able to buy houses.
The sword of uncertainty must be removed from their heads NOW if they are expected to stay here, and if the country is to attract more skilled and bright people.
Today the immigration debate has been hijacked by low-skilled and illegal immigrants, numbering in millions, because, for these few thousands there is no political voice backing them up. In the interest of fairness and true justice they need to be taken care of so that they can join you in the fight for maintaining the ideals and traditions of this great country that is America

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1 day ago
Someone from Berkeley Heights, NJ writes:
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I support this petition
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Someone from Santa Clara, CA writes:
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The US is know as the land of opportunity, but now I feel stifled because of the wait to get a residency. The conversation on illegal immigration definitely needs attention, but it is also important to address the issues of folks who are in the country legally and contributing millions of dollars collectively in taxes and are a part of driving force behind the technological innovation that has made this country prosper in this age.
1 week ago
Someone from Seattle, WA writes:
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My husband came to USA From India in 2001, and has his Master's degree + MBA from a US university. We are here legally, paying taxes, and been on H1b ever since. It been 15+ years now, and is really frustrating. We have spent all of our adult life here. We request the Government to look into this, acknowledge the value we have added to our companies and the community and remove this GC backlog. Thanks.
February 14, 2017
Someone from Plano, TX writes:
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i SUPPORT THIS PENSION
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Someone from Lakeville, MN writes:
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So many Green Card numbers are being wasted every year. Please recapture them and end our torture!
February 5, 2017
Someone from Seattle, WA writes:
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I came to US at 2000 and waiting for my Green card for 18 years. Even people dont want to wait for Movie theatre for 2 minutes to buy the ticket and app were created to reduce "2" minutes waiting time. How about a person waiting for 20 years?
February 1, 2017
Someone from San Jose, CA writes:
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If the green card system is not fixed, the next Apple, Google and Microsoft will be in Asia and the US will lose trillions in GDP.
February 1, 2017
G Z. from Garland, TX signed.
January 31, 2017
Someone from Allentown, PA writes:
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I support this petition
January 30, 2017
Someone from Alpharetta, GA writes:
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My daughter is turning 21 in next 2 years. We have been waiting for over 7 years for priority date to be current. With her entire schooling being done in USA, it's unfair for her to age-out due to this inhumanly long wait for EB2 for India when kids born in other countries do not have to suffer. Is it her fault that she was born in India?