A report by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) showed that the United States issued 926,257 green cards to Indian immigrants from 2000 to 2014. This overshadows the figure of 674,221 of Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status issued to Indians during the previous 160 years, i.e., 1,840 up to the year 2000.
The cumulative figure of Indians that the US has granted LPR status to is 1.6 million in the last 174 years. Indians, thus, constitute 2.1 percent of the total immigrants (80.5 million) to the land of opportunities in recorded history.
The revolutionary Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 made way for green cards to be increased exponentially. Therefore, the period between 1970 and 1979 saw 140,018 Indians being awarded LPR status as against 18,638 in the decade prior to it.
This accelerated further between the years 2000 and 2009 as 590,464 green cards were issued to Indian applicants. This decade saw 33.7 percent of the total green cards being issued to Asians. Of these, Indians comprised 17 percent of all Asians who were awarded LPR status.
Until March this year, 150,000 odd green-card applications have been approved, with over 12,000 being denied, and the number of green cards to be approved hovers over 400,000.
The majority of the immigrants hailed from three categories: employment-based, humanitarian-based and family-based.
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