"What have we got for our service? A 150-year green card backlog. Why?"

There’s the overall humiliation of being treated unfairly as compared to rest of world due to your country of birth, and discrimination in employment-based green cards, writes Dr Pranav Singh, a critical care doctor from Iowa serving rural America for eight years now

"What have we got for our service? A 150-year green card backlog. Why?"

My wife and I work as physicians in Mason city, Iowa. I am a critical care doctor working on the frontlines, risking my life in the COVID pandemic. My wife is an endocrinologist, and she treats diabetes, obesity and metabolic disorders.

We have been serving rural America for eight years now.

What have we got for our service? A 150-year green card backlog. Why? Simply because of an immutable factor that we were born in India. Every physician from a different country who started working with us is already a citizen.