News

Amazon urges green card allocation to help immigrant employees

1 Mins read

Amazon urges Homeland Security and USCIS to administer all available green cards before the September 30 deadline.

Amazon is proud to hire people from around the world, and we’re passionate about supporting our employees and their families—including those who have immigrated to the U.S. and want permanent residency. However, we know that many of those employees are stuck in the green card backlog. That’s why we are advocating on behalf of our employees and their families ahead of September 30—the federal government’s deadline for processing green card applications this year.

Immigrants faced long waits for green cards before 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic created even greater delays. In fact, more than 65,000 employment-based green cards went unused in 2021. In 2022, Congress allotted 281,000 employment-based green cards, but more than 100,000 still needed to be adjudicated as of June 30.

We are thankful for all of the efforts that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has taken to date, including granting over 176,000 green cards through June 30. But a large backlog remains ahead of the September deadline. If the green cards are not used, they are not transferred or added to next year’s count.

Amazon employees affected by the backlog already live in the U.S. and contribute to local economies. Allocating green cards not only benefits those immigrant employees and their families, it economically and culturally enriches U.S. companies, neighborhoods, and regions.

To support our teams and communities, Amazon continues to reach out directly to USCIS, the agency within the Department of Homeland Security that administers green cards. We are strongly urging the agency to issue all green cards by the deadline. We know that this backlog has a big impact on our employees’ lives and families, which is why we have also offered to help USCIS resolve these cases and efficiently eliminate the backlog. We hope USCIS will take the important and urgent step of allocating all green cards for this year.

Source:Beth Galetti | aboutamazon.com

Related posts
localNews

Frontiers Contract contains information we cannot disclose – Ghana Airports Company Ltd

2 Mins read
The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) says the agreement it has with Frontiers Health Services contains information that cannot be disclosed. Managing…
localNews

Free Zones Authority calls for research into coconut products

2 Mins read
Dr Michael Oquaye Jnr, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA), has called for research into the…
localNewsWestern Region - Sekondi

Minister makes moves to revamp coconut industry in Western Region

1 Mins read
Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, Western Regional Minister, has called on investors to explore opportunities in the Western Region in order to invest…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

error: Content is protected !!