In the employment category, around 75 per cent of the backlog is Indian, the result of a growing tide of Indian migration since the 1990s, fuelled by the tech boom. The rest are Chinese. Photo: Shutterstock

Indians face 50-year wait in US employment green card backlog

  • The wait is largely the result of an annual quota unchanged since 1990
  • A green card is the final step in the legal immigration process – before becoming a US citizen
Topic |   US immigration

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In the employment category, around 75 per cent of the backlog is Indian, the result of a growing tide of Indian migration since the 1990s, fuelled by the tech boom. The rest are Chinese. Photo: Shutterstock
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