The number of Indians left waiting for an American green card skyrocketed in 2019

Ananya Bhattacharya
The number of Indians left waiting for an American green card skyrocketed in 2019

Nearly 7,000 green card applications by Indian alien workers were pending—almost 35 times the number in 2018, data from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) show. The data refers to form I-140, which seeks to make an alien worker eligible for an immigrant visa based on employment. Overall, with 56,608 green cards approved for Indian workers, the group received nearly half of all permanent residency permits issued in 2019.