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Senate Dems Seek Hearing on Green Card Backlog Legislation (1)

Oct. 30, 2019, 7:54 PMUpdated: Oct. 31, 2019, 12:57 PM

A group of Democratic senators is asking for a hearing on a handful of measures aimed at clearing up a backlog of high-skill employment visas that have left thousands of primarily Indian workers waiting decades for their green cards.

“One of the most serious problems in our immigration system is that prospective immigrants are stuck in green-card backlogs for many years,” the senators said in an Oct. 30 letter to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), chairman of the Judiciary’s Border Security and Immigration Subcommittee. “These backlogs harm our economy and are a hardship on families who are caught in immigration limbo,”...

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