Indian skilled workers received just 10 percent of the available green cards in 2019, even as the share of petitions filed for Indians by employers increased from 50 percent to 53 percent. Because this disparity has persisted for years, nearly all of the immigrants waiting for green cards solely because of the low immigration limits are from India.
A persistent complaint about the H‑1B visa program for skilled foreign workers is that employers use it to replace U.S. workers, leading many to fail to find jobs. Of course, it is true that many U.S. college graduates fail to find jobs that use their education, but the fact is that the prevalence of this phenomenon has remained roughly constant for 30 years, even as the number of H‑1B visas issued has escalated.
Last week, in Central Mississippi Medical Center v. Mississippi Division of Medicaid, three judges on the Mississippi Supreme Court announced that the “practice of the courts deferring to an executive‐branch interpretation of agency regulations should end.”