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Indian techies in USA willing to pay for Trump’s Mexico wall in exchange for faster green cards

Indian H-1B workers waiting for green cards – permanent residency in the US – are pushing for bill that seeks to cut their waiting period, “backing it with an offer of at least $4 billion to fund border security, including a wall along the Mexican border”, according to a report in Hindustan Times.

The report quotes Aman Kapoor, the co-founder and president of advocacy group Immigration Voice, as saying, “Indian high-skilled workers will gladly, enthusiastically and happily pay for the border security or the wall if given an opportunity to do so in order to get fair treatment on green card waiting times.”

The money will come by charging an extra $2,500 from those applying for a green card. With an estimated 1.5 million applicants from India, the sum comes up to a significant total.

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