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OH-Employment GreenCard Reforms Campaign

April 14, 2018 9:30 am @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Employment based immigrants must wait over 90 years to receive a green card due to archaic per country limits. This is an issue that acutely impacts Immigrants from highly populated countries such as India that also have the largest pool of high-skilled man power, estimating around 300,000. All the Individuals impacted have been hired by US companies, have been contributing members of their community for over a decade. Many have advanced degrees including from US universities, and all have made significant contributions to the US economy. They are Doctors, Start-up founders, Engineers, nurses, educators, and other business professionals who do not have a pathway to permanent residence, let alone US citizenship – due to the current broken legal immigration system that discriminates based on the country of birth.

The green card backlog is created by an allocation system that is inconsistent with how employment-based visas are allocated. While there is no per country limit to awarding skill-based employment visas, there is an arbitrary cap of 7% per country for green cards, creating a massive backlog. Every year, the backlog grows exponentially leaving more and more employees of Fortune 500 companies and Ohio businesses in a permanent limbo, and their families in constant stress.

The community plans to raise more awareness among lawmakers and the media about the green card backlog and is gathering. The community will share their stories on the following topics.

– Green Card Backlog
– H4 Kid
– American Born Kid
– H4 EAD

Several hundred members of the community are expected to attend the event. Impacted members, as well as US citizens who support a fair green card allocation system that does not discriminate based on country of birth are expected to attend.

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April 14, 2018 9:30 am
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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