GCReforms.Org was founded by members of the Indian diaspora living in the United States. We are a community of individuals from diverse backgrounds and are physicians, nurses, entrepreneurs, educators, researchers and technology professionals. Our organization is focused on creating awareness about immigration challenges faced by Indian high-skilled workers. We seek to garner support across the nation on targeted legislation that resolves the Greencard backlog. We believe that an immigration system that does not discriminate based on the country of birth will bring in and retain the best talent for American industry and society. This will help America excel globally as high skilled immigrants have support innovation, entrepreneurship and digital transformation.
Around 300,000 primary applicants from India are awaiting permanent residency in employment-based categories. Current regulations require an archaic 7% per country cap for immigrants in specialty occupations. While we are hired based on skill irrespective of country of birth, our pathway to permanent residence is blocked as employment based green cards are awarded based on where one is born. This has resulted in wait times of decades where the employee and their family live in uncertainty, even as people from other countries get their green cards right away. According to current estimates, an applicant from India today will have to wait 92+ years, in other words, they will die before they become eligible. We are not asking for an increase in green cards, we are asking for the available green cards to be distributed fairly without discriminating country of birth.
Our mission is to mobilize support for immigration policies which will make the American Dream achievable for Indian origin specialty workers. We seek to modernize regulations to reflect the realities of the 21st Century.
Keeping American born kids of High skilled immigrants in the country. Ensuring kids born to immigrant employees (H4 Kids) have the same opportunity to pursue their educational goals as any other child. Prevent the loss of status when these kids turn 21, while their parents who are legally in the US are waiting for their green cards. Yes, kids of legal immigrants will turn undocumented when they turn 21 due to the current regulations
Strengthen the US economy through innovation, investments and job creation. Immigrants create millions of jobs via startups, businesses and investments. Startups by immigrants have added billions to the GDP and thousands of American jobs.
Help retain the best and the brightest global talent. Keep the country safe as this set of talented people have high skill degrees, are law abiding, assimilated and make key contributions to society.
Allow life-saving physicians and doctors to help others, without having to live in a stressful environment every day and mired in regulatory paper work. They should be moved into the EB1 category, so they can obtain permanent residence sooner. They can then focus on doing what they do best, save lives and keep America healthy.