- Posted January 29, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Naturalized citizens: Your thoughts on immigration reform
I want to Save lives ! But I am on VISA!! Legally in USA!!!
My husband came to USA in 2001 and has applied for a green card and has waited for ever. I would not be able to apply for a green card till my husband’s priority date becomes current. I can’t apply even as a dependent. He is been waiting from 8 years because of retrogression. My husband has paid his taxes, has abided by the laws, respected this country and considers America to be his home. But still he has been waiting in line diligently for his turn.
This country was always about not discriminating based on caste, creed, religion or nationality. But I wonder why when it comes to the matter of green card, we are always asked “Which country did you come from?”. Legal immigration needs to be fixed. I respect Mr. Obama’s action for dreamers and people with STEM degree. Unfortunately doctors pursuing Residency programs in USA are not even considered to be a STEM graduate. If getting green cards for illegals are easier why should we struggle to pay taxes, be in line and eagerly wait in the dark tunnel which never seem to have any light. Why are immigration gurus not talking about “LEGAL IMMIGRATION”.