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Kansas Congressman Tackles Green Card Backlog

Oct. 3, 2017, 9:20 PM

There’s a growing Indian population in Kansas, many of whom are stuck in a lengthy backlog waiting to get their green cards.

That includes Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian engineer working on an H-1B high-skill guestworker visa who was killed in February in a suspected hate crime. “In the case of his widow, her status was tied to his and she was facing losing her good status in the country because her husband was murdered,” Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) told Bloomberg BNA.

Kuchibhotla and his wife, Sunayana Dumala, were on temporary visas while waiting for green cards—Dumala’s was tied to her...

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