Hundreds of highly-skilled Indian workers from different regions of the US held a rally accompanied by their spouses and children in front of the White House in Washington DC extending support to the US President Donald Trump’s proposal of a merit-based immigration system, the aim of which is to halt diversity lottery visa and chain migration.
Some of them, who reportedly came from California, Texas, Massachusetts, Chicago, etc., have been living in the US for many years. They, meanwhile, pressed Trump to put an end to the limit per country on legal permanent residency in order that the huge backlog of Green Cards of skilled Indians could be eliminated.
Krishna Bansal, Republican Hindu Coalition’s national policy and political director, was quoted by Press Trust of India as telling the highly skilled Indians gathered there that they were looking only at a merit-based immigration that would benefit the US economically. He said that they were working with President Trump for initiating a merit-based immigration system.
Bansal said that granting of green cards to several highly skilled Indians professionals would help America recognize their optimum potential and boost the country’s growth.
At the rally held on 3 February, the participants, most of whom were software engineers, held banner and posters with slogans such as ‘we need to support legal dreamers’, ‘end country limit’, ‘Cut Green Card backlog’ and so on.
Republican Hindu Coalition said that there were almost 200,000 children of aspiring US immigrants from India living in the US.
Anil Sharma, an organizer of the rally, said that if the US economy wanted to grow four percent per year, 400,000 more high-skilled workers needed to be added to the American workforce each year.
Souptik Mukherjee, another member, said waiting for green cards seemed to be endless for talented people with advanced degrees. He added that the move, therefore, towards a merit-based immigration system was commendable.
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