Workers from India suffer negative effects of immigration laws

It is not an easy process to apply for permission to enter the United States to live and work. Even eligible candidates sometimes face challenges as they complete the necessary paperwork, submit to interviews and take other steps to secure required employment visas. Immigrants from India are some of the most important workers in Louisiana and contributors to the U.S. economy, yet they are also disproportionately affected by immigration laws.  

Employment-based visas 

The United States gives 140,000 employment-based visas every year. However, there are strict limits in place for how they are distributed among applicants. The number is capped based on country, with no single country able to secure more than 7% of the total number of visas. Immigration advocates claim that these limits are antiquated and unfairly punish those from India. 

Some argue that because India has the largest population in the world, there should be a larger percentage of employment-based visas allocated to it. Applicants from this country are important contributors in the fields of science, engineering, math and technology. They play a critical role in the U.S. economy and the competitive advantage for the U.S. in these fields. 

Navigating the immigration system 

Navigating the immigration system is difficult and confusing. It is helpful to have the support and guidance of an experienced Louisiana attorney while walking through the process of applying for an employment-based visa. To know what to expect, it may be helpful to seek an assessment of one’s goals and objectives while moving forward.