Hired hands: Wait for green card tries visa holders
Via The Sacremento Bee
Obtaining permanent residence frustrates foreign professionals.
Raghu Ballal, a
for the Shaw
Group, plans to
get his MBA in
wait for a green
card in the U.S.
He will apply
Sacramento Bee/Autumn Cruz
The Indian-born engineer regrets leaving a well-paying job with the
subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company — and giving up opportunities to
pursue a master’s degree in business administration at the University
of California at Berkeley or Los Angeles.
The long wait Ballal and his wife face for legal permanent residency —
for green cards — has pushed them to pursue the American dream in