Legal immigrants who feel squeezed by limits on the number of green cards issued each year are trying to separate their complaints from the protests by illegal immigrants. Applications for work-related green cards — limited to 140,000 each year, about 9,800 per sending country.
American tech workers criticize the visa system for giving 65,000 visas to foreign workers every year. Robert Hoffman, a vice president with business software company says “They’re the smartest in their field, recognized as essential to the companies’ growth, yet this immigration system subjects them to second-class status “.
It isn’t fair that these immigrants are here working and putting their lives on hold for citizenship.
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