Trump bats for merit-based immigration, says he wants people to come into US, but legally
IT professionals who were the worst suffering of the current per country quota system now have a hope of migrations.
On Wednesday-US President Donald Trump in Washington in his annual State of the Union address made another strong pitch for merit-based immigration. He said legal immigrants enrich the US in countless ways, raising hopes of hundreds of thousands of Indian IT professionals who are the worst sufferers of the current per country quota system.
Indian-Americans are the worst sufferers of the current immigration system in which most of whom are highly skilled and came to the US mainly on H-1B work visas. It imposes a seven percent per country quota on allotment of green cards or permanent legal residency.
President Trump, in his second State of the Union (SOTU) address, said: "We have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of our citizens".
The decades-old diversity lottery visa system people would normally not qualify to come to the US through a merit-based system rather given green cards to people from countries. According to experts
Through sponsorship by a family member who is already a legal resident or citizen of the US,
Trump has also called for ending the chain migration, easiest and the fastest way to gain legal entry into America.
According to official reports, the current wait period can be as long as 70 years for Indian skilled immigrants for the green card. Green Card will allow a person to live and work permanently in the US.