Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer assured Indian American community leaders that the green card backlog will be cleared soon during a virtual meeting arranged by Dr Raj Bhayani, a prominent Indian American community leader.
During the meeting, the senator also expressed the opinion that highly skilled workers such as physicians should be given direct green cards instead of H1 or J1 visas and promised to work on the matter.
Speaking to the gathering on the importance of the bilateral relationship between U.S. and India Schumer further said that the ties between the two countries are a “crucial counterweight to outcompete China”.
The meeting, moderated by Mohinder Taneja and Sunil Modi, also had the presence of Consul General of India Randhir Jaiswal and Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar along with 200 national Indian leaders.
Schumer recalled his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to India. He applauded the Indian government's various programs such as gas connections and easy remote internet access to rural India. The senator led one of the most powerful United States Delegation to India along with eight senators and several other leaders.
“I strongly believe the continued and strengthened U.S.-India relationship will be the great story that will define the 21st century,” Schumer said at the conclusion of the meeting and promised to host such meetings every quarter to strengthen Indo US relationship and and to address concerns of Indian Americans in USA.