All work visa holders help the economy by paying taxes, social security, medicare and also investing heavily in the U.S. Their children who were born in India, who have spent most of their lives here, face deportation at the age of 21 if they can't get their own visas. These kids, even after they get their own visas, have to struggle like their parents and have to wait in queue for another 151 years or more to get their GC, which is vicious circle. Children who were born here, and are U.S citizens, will also have to leave with their parents and their future will be impacted.
High skilled GC applicants would never get a GC in our life times, as the wait-time surpasses the average human life span. This is such a tragedy! I sincerely request you to take our plight into consideration, become our champion, and support to clear the GC backlog. Congress can take multiple actions such as eliminating per country caps from employment based (EB) immigrant GCs, recapturing wasted GCs, removing counting of dependents of primary applicant from EB category within the same pool, or temporarily increasing the proportion of employment based green cards. Congress already has a huge consensus on some of these proposals and has 327 cosponsors for HR-392 which reflects bi-partisan support.
My family and I consider United States as our home, and have built deep economic and emotional ties with this great nation of ours! We are desperately waiting for Congress to act and provide relief to contributing residents like me, so that we can leverage the skills we gained here to fix the issues we see here and build on opportunities to further reinforce the position of the United States as that shining city upon the hill! Please consider this on humanitarian basis.
I would like to sincerely request your initiative and support in adding this bill (S281) to Senate DHS appropriations bill and bringing fairness to the high skilled immigrant community.