The facts behind US Immigration from India and what it means

The facts behind US Immigration from India and what it means

India is known to be one of the most populated countries in the world today. This fact proves that such kind of a population in a country that cannot fit them all will come with major social and economical challenges that could mean the collapse of a nation. The nationals of this country started to experience these challenges from as early as the 18th century. Thus Indians realized that the solution to their problems was to move to other countries where the pressure of population was still below the critical point. Indians begun to migrate to the United Arab nations and the United States from as early as 1820 where at first they entered in small numbers. Going back a few years to the 1990s, the number of Indian immigrant groups has grown to a huge value pacing them the second largest immigrant group in the United States after the Mexicans.

These events raised concerns to the government of the United States where certain steps were taken to tame the rapid entrance of immigrants into the country. As from 1965, the Immigration and Nationality Act only allowed skilled workers from India to enter the country paving way for Indian nationals who were trained in particular professions to enter the United States for purposes of growing the economy at the time. In 1990, the Immigration Act refined to only temporary visitation of skilled workers into the country but there were Indians living in the country that already started families and had adapted to the social way of life of the Americans, like speaking eloquently in English and their children receiving education through the US academic curriculum.

Indians today are the top recipients of the H-1B visa, which is for temporary highly skilled workers and they also send the second largest number of international students to the United States. The last statistical figures of Indians in the United States stood at 2.06 million where more than half of this number has acquired the US green card lawfully by means of the employment-based preference. When we compare all the foreign and the native born population in the US, it is noted that the Indian immigrants come out as the most highly educated group of immigrants. This translates to them standing a better chance of obtaining a job and subsequently living better lives as their household income is much higher than those of their counterparts.


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