President Biden administration passes US Immigration bill, cuts down waiting period for green card

The new US Immigration bill was presented to Congress on Thursday which aims to get rid of visa backlogs for employees who are based on green card and it also allows the dependents to work in the country, benefiting large number of Indians based in the United States.

The bill was signed by newly elected President Joe Biden on Jan 20 on the day he was sworn in as the President of the US. The bill will make the maximum period of seeking a green card upto 10 years and it also has a provision to increase the country cap for green cards from 7% to 20%. Currently there are more than 8 lakh Indians waiting in line to acquire a employment based green card.

However it has not been known who are eligible or how the US administration intends to implement the bill but the period of the bill is up to 5 years.

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