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The dark side of H-1B visas

Green card backlog for Indians
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Living in fear.
  • Ananya Bhattacharya
By Ananya Bhattacharya

Tech reporter

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.

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