Bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives was introduced on June 2, 2021, to eliminate the per-country cap on immigration visas or green cards. A green card allows a non-U.S. It is a citizen’s right to seek permanent residence in the United States to work in the country, but doing so is becoming more difficult. Most international applicants will have to wait three to four years for a green card. Immigrants from Mexico, China, India, and the Philippines, on the other hand, may have to wait decades. Every year, the US government allocates green cards using the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows for a total of 140,000 employment-based green cards to be issued each year, with a 7% cap, or 9,800 green cards per nation.