Washington: US President Joe Biden has introduced the US Citizenship Bill 2021 in Parliament, taking a big step. If this law is enacted, then thousands of Indian IT professionals will benefit from it.
The first ban will be lifted
Through this, the earlier restrictions on limiting the number of migrants of a country for employment-based green cards will be removed. After the enactment of the law, dependents of H-1B visa holders will also be allowed to work. Thousands of Indians working in the technology sector in America will also benefit.
With the passage of the bill in both the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Parliament and the enactment of President Joe Biden’s signature, millions of people who have come to the country without documentation and remain legitimate will be able to get citizenship.
Indians will benefit the most
Senator Bob Menendez and House of Representatives Linda Sanchez told reporters that the US Citizenship Act 2021 provided for immigration reform. Under this important step, professionals who have been waiting for more than 10 years for a green card, will also be approved to remain valid permanently. Indians will be the biggest beneficiaries of this law.
Biden sent the bill to Parliament after taking oath on 20 January. Under this, the pending employment-based visa will be approved. The limit for visas in each country will also be removed and the waiting time will be reduced.
The bill also talks about giving citizenship to about 11 million immigrants who are living in the US illegally. A time limit of 8 years has been set for them. These will also include people who are refugees and living in America.
The way to live in America will be easy
The bill also provides for the convenience of degree holders of STEM subjects from American universities to make their stay in America.
It is noteworthy that India has the largest number of students in American universities for degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects. The ruling Democratic Party has a majority in both houses. However, to get the bill passed in the upper house, the party will need the support of 10 Republican members.