Indians, Chinese must press Republicans to pass Green Card backlog bill S.386

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Immigration lawyer Rahul Reddy also seeks an open discussion on the bill.

If you are an Indian, living and working in the U.S. and currently in line for a green card, it is most likely that you may have got that one WhatsApp message or a Facebook post urging you to call or write to Senator Dick Durbin, Senate Democratic Whip, to remove his hold on S.386.

For the past two months, Indian green card hopefuls, have not only been rallying, protesting and holding marches urging the Illinois Democrat to reverse his current stance on S.386. Many of them have also been calling and personally writing to Durbin, apprising him of their plight, given the current green card backlog, particularly for the Indian community.

In the past couple of months, many immigration activists have formed local support groups, social media chat groups and forums to engage and inform other Indians to gather momentum about the urgency of the issue.

Green card reform supporters feel that for about 50,000 tax-paying, high-skilled, Indians in the U.S., it is about doing every bit to get a chance towards a fair immigration line or to wait for a century or simply put, until they die for the U.S. green card.

A CATO institute analysis that came out earlier this year stated that about 675,000 would-be legal immigrants would die without seeing a green card.

Up until now, Senator Durbin seems unfazed about his stance on the bill and one wonders if the ongoing requests and protests would lead him to lift his hold on the bill.

But immigration lawyer Rahul Reddy has another suggestion for green card hopefuls to work for the passage of S.386. “This situation of thousands of Indians dying without receiving a green card can be resolved,” says Reddy, “If the S.386 passes or the Congress does something about the pending bills.”

“They can cut down on time-limit for employment based immigration or take the per country limit off and pass any version of S. 386 or the already approved H.R. 1044,” he said.

On the current situation of the bill and how Indians may look at tackling it, Reddy noted that Republican Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and David Purdue of Georgia who had earlier put a block on the bill, have overturned their stand after a lot of people approached them. But Democrat Durbin does not seem to be moving on it despite a lot of Indians contacting him,.

“So, my recommendation for everyone who feels about the bill would be to not just press Democrats,” he said noting, “At this point, the senate is controlled by Republicans not by the Democrats.”

“Even if they cannot pass the bill unanimously the Senate has complete authority to discuss this bill and pass it on. They have sufficient votes to get this bill out,” Reddy said..

Noting that Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is not allowing a discussion on the bill, Reddy said, “at this point, I would recommend to the Indian and Chinese community who have been waiting for a long time to contact the senators to have this bill in open discussion.”

“Yes, Indians should pressure Senator Durbin but they should also pressure the Republicans and especially Senator Mitch McConnell who has the authority to bring the bill for an up and down vote.”

11 Comments

  1. Indians have already hijacked the IT industry. I have never seen a nation be so crazy for greencard the way the Indians are. They want jobs to be outsourced to India and they also want to be given immigration here. Have you thought about the US citizens? One Indian gets hired in a company and starts referring every Tom Dick n Harry he knows from back home and then it’s just all of you. I don’t see the Chinese infiltrating the system like the Indians. This backlog should not be lifted or else the American worker will never find a job.

    • S386 means more jobs for American

      How American jobs is related to the backlog? people waiting in backlog are already here n working so by lifting back log or with backlog they are still be using only 1 job per person correct? Can you explain me your Tom Dick n Harry theory in regards to the Senate Bill S386?
      In fact this bill creates more American jobs instantly. Here’s how
      S386 will stop ROW flow who’s applying/getting GC in this visa directly. After S386 those GC will go to backlogs which R waiting in line forever n thy all R here n working so no impact to US labor. I am not even counting the jobs created by backlog after getting GC that’s extra

    • S386 = more Jobs to American

      How American jobs is related to the backlog? people waiting in backlog are already here n working so by lifting back log or with backlog they are still be using only 1 job per person correct? Can you explain me your Tom Dick n Harry theory in regards to the Senate Bill S386?
      In fact this bill creates more American jobs instantly. Here’s how
      S386 will stop ROW flow who’s applying/getting GC in this visa directly. After S386 those GC will go to backlogs which R waiting in line forever n thy all R here n working so no impact to US labor. I am not even counting the jobs created by backlog after getting GC that’s extra

  2. Don’t drag Chinese into this. You are such greedy bunch of people. don’t consider yourself superior and ask for all. what must be done is apply the same cap on H1b and other temporary work visas. You come here, try to form communities and monopoly, and stop the way for all others. everybody know what mess you have created in IT and outsourcing. Malpractices and false truths are what you are known for in IT.

  3. Isn’t this the same law firm who started ITServe- the slave traders who have been working hard to keep their Indian employees in backlog for ever so they can keep exploiting their employees

    • Correct, its the same law firm. Everybody from that sick state, including you, needs to be deported immediately to India — all the kammas, reddys, naidus and countless other good-for-nothings have abused the US visa system beyond belief, dumping millions of ill-qualified, undeserving bums onto the USA. Enough already.

      • Stop Chain Migration First

        Who filed your entire family GC your kaka or mama? You (chain migration products) are the real problem to America not skilled workers.

        How is this a different when you take American jobs vs Skilled workers who comes on study (many of them) spends thousands of dollars before actually get anything back. Not like you come on GC directly and
        Entire Family take American jobs or start a business (run by family only) and send all cash black money to India by cheating US tax law.

  4. Brenda Palmer

    There is no backlog. Indians have just flooded the system. There is a cap which is set by the USA. We decide how comes in and in what number. Period.

  5. Mehul Patel

    Don’t drag the Chinese into this Indian mess. They don’t have a dog in this fight, most of the them return home if on Student (F1) visas, and hardly ever overstay their time in the US. Indians have gamed and abused US visas to a hilt and for the longest time ever. Whole armies of illiterate coolies and rickshaw drivers from South India arrived after the Y2K scam. Coastal states, counties and cities are flooded with them and their nefarious relatives making a mockery of the US immigration system. Too many indians got in already, no more, STOP THEM ALL.

    • STOP Chain Migration Deport all who earn black money

      Who filed your entire family GC your kaka or mama? You (chain migration products) are the real problem to America not skilled workers.
      How is this a different when you take American jobs vs Skilled workers who comes on study (many of them) spends thousands of dollars before actually get anything back. Not like you come on GC directly and
      Entire Family take American jobs or start a business (run by family only) and send all cash black money to India by cheating US tax law.

  6. HossCartwright

    DOA (dead on arrival) on Presidents Trumps Desk.

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