Indians in US scramble to get citizenship ahead of presi nt polls
NEW DELHI: The run-up to the US presi ntial ions has seen growing interest among green card holders (technically termed as lawful permanent resi nts) to obtain citizenship.
A little over 5.44 lakh foreign nationals became US citizens during the first three quarters of fiscal year 2018 (which is the nine month period ended June last year). Interestingly, this is a rise of 15% over the same period last year. On the other hand, 7.07 lakh immigrants had become US citizens during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017 - this was a 6% decline from the previous fiscal. Data in this regard was released recently by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the immigration agency of the US go nment.
Advocacy groups, such as the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), through outreach programs and legal assistance, aim to mobilise one million 'e gible' foreign nationals in the US to apply in time, to enable them to participate in the de ratic process.
During this nine month period ended June 30, 2018, as many as 37, 431 Indians became US citizens (nearly 7% of the total), making them the second-largest group following Meco. were the third-largest group, with 28,547 (5% of the total) obtaining US citizenship.
As compared to the previous corresponding period, 5,950 more Indians were conferred US citizenship during the first three quarters of fiscal 2018, which is an increase of 19%. Similarly, the increase for Mecans is 22% and for it is 18%.
KRISHNAKUMAR RAMAMURTHY • 10 hours ago
if you ar eindian citizen then you should respect and allegiance to india. if you are US citizen then your allegiance should be US.
mahesh • Indian army great • hyd • 2 hours ago
Why Indians want to run abroad? I guess for foreign craze and dollars. Often they give reasons like quotas, ques etc. That’s is just excuse.
mahesh • India • 2 hours ago
Why blame others when In fo sys foundre son himself abandoned his company and wealth and go live in USA.
Human • 9 hours ago
Last year remittance to India stood at $80 billions. Many Indian origin CEO''s choose India to outsource the jobs that foreigner''s are not interested in doing. Loving India by heart and hel India financially are equally Indians than those urban naxals who live in India but want to divide India into pieces for selfish benefits.
Whydoyoucare • 10 hours ago
All these “so called” NRIs are none but south indians. 80% indians in US are telugu or tamils. Why are they so crazy for countries abroad. Dont know why they want to go by hook or by crook to other countries. Any country you pick up, they will be seen. All this immigration restrictions in US are because of them. Now they are flying to Canada and will make another country garbage.
lasomani • Delhi • 1 hour ago
South India should form its own new country
Kunnoth • Ang Mo Kio • 4 hours ago
Why do you want US Citizenship when Modiji is promising a b furure for Indian. If you take up US Citizenship, please keep both your feet in the US. Don’t be half Indian and half American. Leave your Indian baggage behind and be a true American.
Kunnoth • Dubai • 2 hours ago
All Indians are not fools to believe Modi. Any thinking person can see that another 5 years of Modi can take us to pre-Independence levels of poverty.
AC Mathew • 52 mins ago
Even after 70 years of independence, it is disgusting to ne that there were 18000 unrifief villages.
Raj Polapragada • 3 hours ago
most of India foreign exchange come from middle east not America or Europe. Indian living in US settle there so they don't have to sent money and instead take their family there.
Kosopet • 10 hours ago
whoah they dread to come back to BJP country to sell porkoras .Hurry up guys those with GC s.
kosopet • 9 hours ago
Most will not return because of RESERVATIONS everywhere....Modi or no Modi .
kosopet • 10 hours ago
They went their when congress was ruling and making their life living hell.
Zsking • Parliament • 10 hours ago
Most of them are Modi's Blind bhakts...
aaaa bbbb • 5 hours ago
Brothers please return back to India. Let''s develop this country from scratch and employ Americans
aaaa bbbb • US • 1 hour ago
First do something about the uncontrollable population growth. Until then, nothing can be dne.
Guru • 4 hours ago
In tamilnadu where reservation goes as much as 78%ans where merit is not recognised students will go to other countries. Ban reservation and see India develops.
guru • 3 hours ago
It is the same 78% who benefit from the reservation. out of the remaining 22%, 20% are wealthy and don't need reservations. out of the remaining 2% how many are able to migrate?
William India • MANGALORE • 3 hours ago
MODI HAS DESTROYED THE NATION AND SHATTERED THE ECONOMY , BANKING SYSTEM UNEMPLOYMENT, DESPERATE UNEMPLOYED ARE SEEKING JOBS IN GULF AND EUROPEANS NATIONS. IF THERE IS A GOOD JOB IN INDIA, IF THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES IN INDIA THERE IS NO NEED TO GO TO OTHER COUNTRIES
Teri gmd • 7 hours ago
Indians and specially many people from Hyderabad are the biggest fraudster in obtaining H1B visa. I take interviews of 5-15 years experienced... and every 1 out of 4 hyderabad origins try to cheat via proxy interview and other means.
Teri gmd • 6 hours ago
what about North inians..they can not speak one sentence in Hindi...no discipline...all the crimes are done by north indians .
Guru • 4 hours ago
Years of reservation and lack of high tech. Employment forced many to migrate to western countries
guru • 3 hours ago
reservations is a mere excuse. they are scared of the co ption which took hold of the society, but they don't realize they are also part of it.
shurewest • 1 hour ago
Stop migration to foreign shores. Study here and opportunity there??? Selfish people.
hdspooky • Ker • 2 hours ago
I do not know about other countries, there is no doubt the quality of life is better in the U.S.A.
ggn ggn • 55 mins ago
Indians abroad are equally important for India''s prosperity. Hope they get they dream.
Bablu Bachar • chandrapur • 2 hours ago
what is there in India, nothing. Only casteism, quota sy ems and all nonsense po itics. So all brilliant and scholars are want to stay outside India.
Bruce Lee • Oman • 3 hours ago
In the coming next 10 years you will see reversal of this position. People will be starting to comeback to India. As India will be next land of opportunity.
Rm • 6 hours ago
all are indians.... first and then north India and South India... don't divide people on caste Creed sex and re gions...
IIndian army great • Astana, Kazakhstan • 3 hours ago
Desperate to leave the country, desperate to get green card and saying India is the best. Hypocrisy at its best !
Karuna Bhikru • 48 mins ago
In 1947 -- 1$ = 1 rupee & now 2019 -- 1$ = 69 rupees. this is all because of congress go nment. the value for Indian currency graph just low down. which made Indian people moved to USA n other European countries.
1947年，1美元= 1卢比，现在2019年1美元= 69卢比。这都怪国大党政府。印度货币在贬值，这使得印度人移居到美国和其他欧洲国家。
Papputheboss • 1 hour ago
Ppl are commenting like India has got no brains nw, all the brains have drained to US.. India''s talent pool is unlimited.. Let more people go, they r making Indian dominance in US and other countries. Indian are everywhere now.
Papputheboss • 1 hour ago
Truth • 1 hour ago
India is producing far more talents than it needs...let few people move out of the country and in turn help India to grow!
Sat Goel • 5 hours ago
Indians should not beg for citizenship of the US. In a few years time, India is going to surpass the US in terms of total GDP in PPP terms. India will be still growing while the US may be in recession.