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Indian IT professionals eyeing the US job market can now pin their hopes on Democratic presidential candidate and former US vice-president Joe Biden who has promised to restore the earlier H-1B visa policy and clear green card backlogs if voted to power.

Biden is challenging incumbent President Donald Trump, a Republican, in the November presidential elections. The Trump administration has been harsh towards expats aspiring to settle in the US. Trump has already suspended H-1B visas along with other types of foreign work visas for the rest of the year in a bid to increase job opportunities for locals.

Biden's constituent pitch, then again, vows to wipe out the cutoff points on business based visas and address the gigantic green card overabundances of very nearly 10 lakh, an issue since quite a while ago looked by workers from nations like India. 

"My movement strategy is worked around keeping families together, modernizing a migration framework by keeping families, unification and decent variety as mainstays of our movement framework, which it used to be," 77-year-old Biden said as of late. 

"A Biden Administration will smooth out and improve the naturalization procedure to make it progressively available to qualified green card holders," as per his arrangement distributed on his site for making sure about America's qualities as a country of workers.


"The Trump Administration has made it far too difficult for qualifying green card holders to obtain citizenship. Quite simply, this is wrong," it says.

"Biden will restore faith in the citizenship process by removing roadblocks to naturalisation and obtaining the right to vote, addressing the application backlog by prioritising the adjudication workstream and ensuring applications are processed quickly, and rejecting the imposition of unreasonable fees," it adds.

In a recent digital townhall meeting, Biden had described Trump’s immigration policies as "cruel" and said that he will “make it easier for qualified green card holders to move through this backlog."

In April, Trump gave an executive order to suspend green cards for 90 days. In June, he issued a proclamation which extended the suspension till December 31, 2020. The US every year allocates only 1,40,000 green cards for all employment-preference immigrants, including accompanying family members.

Currently, there is a backlog of almost 10 lakh foreign nationals and accompanying family members lawfully residing in the US. These applicants have been approved but are yet to receive employment green cards.

Biden has said that he will lift the temporary suspension on H-1B visas, the most sought-after by Indian IT professionals, if he wins the presidential elections.
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