CNN Business reported:
A backlog of U.S. green card applications has Silicon Valley giants calling on the Biden administration for new measures to keep adult children of high-skilled immigrant workers from being deported.
Tech titans led by Google (GOOG) and including Amazon (AMZN), IBM, Salesforce (CRM), Twitter and Uber sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security on Monday urging the agency to extend the immigration benefits of green card applicants to the applicants’ children who are turning 21. Those children should be allowed to stay in the U.S. and be eligible to work, the letter said.
“The children of many long-term nonimmigrant workers face tremendous obstacles staying united with their families in the U.S. due to the ever-growing immigrant visa backlogs and archaic rules that punish them for merely growing up.”