Asif Shah, why do you not join with me to fight the reason that your immigration status is in limbo?

As you say, India has a huge pool of applicants that want to come in.

Many more than the total number of employed people in America, I would wager as we only have about 150 million people working.

Yet you want to bring in more when we are not creating enough jobs for the American citizens in America as a simple first grade math calculation will show.

So the American citizens are demanding that their government make it possible so that they can provide for their families.

By denying people like yourself who I believe should be allowed to immigrate legally.

This is wrong.

But to deny me the opportunity to be all that I can be is wrong as well.

So I fight you.

The question is, will you join with me to fight the real problem which is Free Trade Agreements sending our jobs to other countries and a massive tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers…!

 

 

“India has a huge pool of applicants that come in,  but there are only a limited number of green cards that are issued every year for every country,” Asif Shah said. Indians in the H-1B status who were eligible for permanent residency in 2008 are just now being allowed to apply for permanent resident status.

None of the doctors can establish their own medical practice because they don’t have permanent resident status. Kanthala is board certified in geriatrics and expressed frustration that he could not open his own practice in Rome to put that training to use.

“I can start a practice, bring jobs,” Kanthala said. But it’s at that point where his immigration status slams on the brakes.

4 thoughts on “Asif Shah, why do you not join with me to fight the reason that your immigration status is in limbo?

  1. “Yet you want to bring in more when we are not creating enough jobs for the American citizens…”

    Incorrect. They do not want to bring in more. They just want that fairness be imparted on those who are already here and are in the process to obtain Permanent Residence.
    Mind you, this is in the Employment Based category (the most skilled/ law abiding/tax paying category of all) and not family based category, still the country of birth determines the wait time.

    Imagine waiting for 70 years when you have already started the Immigration Petition I-140. While someone for any other country gets Green Card in 7 months.

    “The question is, will you join with me to fight the real problem which is Free Trade Agreements sending our jobs to other countries and a massive tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers…!”

    This is exactly what they want too – make the influx of temporary non-immigrants stricter/high skill based and close the loopholes. They only ask for fairness in Employment Based Category and also only to those who are already waiting in line.

  2. “Yet you want to bring in more when we are not creating enough jobs for the American citizens…”

    Incorrect. They do not want to bring in more. They just want that fairness be imparted on those who are already here and are in the process to obtain Permanent Residence.
    Mind you, this is in the Employment Based category (the most skilled/ law abiding/tax paying category of all) and not family based category, still the country of birth determines the wait time.

    Imagine waiting for 70 years when you have already started the Immigration Petition I-140. While someone for any other country gets Green Card in 7 months.

    “The question is, will you join with me to fight the real problem which is Free Trade Agreements sending our jobs to other countries and a massive tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers…!”

    This is exactly what they want too – make the influx of temporary non-immigrants stricter/high skill based and close the loopholes. They only ask for fairness in Employment Based Category and also only to those who are already waiting in line.

    This can be easily achieved by bringing the highly bipartisan bill HR 392 to floor for voting.
    This bill has broken the record for number of co-sponsorships. Yet it is the corporate lobbying that opposes it, because they want the influx of cheap, easily exploitable, temporary non-immigrant labor to sustain.

    HR 392 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/392
    S 281

      • One bill cannot tackle multiple issues, it becomes too complicated and can diverge from its goals; or worse, it may not get passed.

        The issue of displaced American workers is not included in HR392, however it is a part of other bills, for example the HR170 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/170 which has already passed house judiciary.
        Again HR170 is also not a complete overhaul. All it does is increase the minimum wage from $60k to $100k which stops the exploitation of H1b and prevent the displacement to some extent.

        I am sure there are numerous other bill and potentially a CIR (comprehensive immigration reform).

        HR392 on the other had has the following factors:
        1. It does not increase total number of Green Cards.
        2. It works only with the EB (employment based) category by removing an arbitrary per country-of-origin limit.
        3. It will be helpful in creating/increasing jobs within the US.
        4. It makes EB process merit based and fair.

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