The backlog of green cards has affected me immensely.
Through these seven years of working as a nurse in this country, I have not had an opportunity to go work at the place I wished to work in. Due to the backlog of the green card, I am not allowed to join hospitals that provide better opportunities.
The backlog in the green card process has meant that I have missed so many important occasions that would enable me to connect with my family. I couldn’t attend my only brother’s wedding while everyone else in the family was present at the occasion. I was the only one who wasn’t able to attend the function because of the green card problem.
One thing that breaks my heart is how I couldn’t visit my father even once; he was suffering from cancer. I couldn't even attend his funeral because of the backlog of the green card problem. As a daughter, it breaks my heart because I will never get to see my father again and all of this was caused by the green card problem.