The current administration of Biden has been known to ease the norms for the release of the policy guidelines regarding the eligibility criteria for those willing for green cards for working and staying in the US. This has been noticed ahead of Indian PM Modi’s visit to the US.
Prime Minister Modi has been noted to visit the United States from June 21 to 24 at the invitation of the President of the US and First Lady. They hosted Mr. Modi at a state dinner on June 22. The visit has also been observed to address the Joint session of the Congress on June 21st.
The guidance issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding the eligibility criteria for the initial and renewal applications for Employment Authorisation Document (EAD) has been aimed at assisting thousands of Indians. This is targeted at IT professionals in the nations who are awaiting to have a permanent residency in the US.
The Green Card, also known officially as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document that is issued to immigrants to the US as evidence that the individual has been granted the privilege of permanent residence.
The immigration law of the US provides approximately 140,000 employment-based green cards on an annual level. Regardless, only 7% of these green cards tend to go to individuals from a particular national yearly.
The USCIS guidance has been noted to outline specific requirements that applicants must be eligible for an initial EAD based on the effective situations. These tend to include being the principal beneficiary of an approved Form I-140, being valid non-immigration status, or having an authorized grace period.
On the other hand, it will also include not having filed an adjustment of status application and meeting certain biometrics and criminal background requirements.
Furthermore, when you are trying to get a green card, it is important that you are aware of the Timeline for Adjustment of Status.
Further, the USCIS will be exercising the discretion of determining whether an applicant demonstrates compelling circumstances for justification of the issuance of employment authorization.