In 2013, Kadambari Nathu and her husband bought a two-bedroom home in Seattle, where they planned to settle down for good. Her husband was a software engineer on an H-1B visa and she was a mental health practitioner on a dependent visa.
That year, they applied for their green cards.
But immigration restrictions and a years-long wait have plunged their future in the US into an abyss of uncertainty. Last year, they sold their property and are now living in a rented apartment.