The green card backlog for employment-based applicants in the US, meanwhile, hit a whopping 1.2 million—68% of whom are Indian. In fact, of the 800,000+ Indian nationals waiting in line, as per US Citizenship and Immigration Services data, some 200,000 would probably die probably die The Economic Times Over 8,00,000 Indian nationals in green card backlog in US Read more before they receive the coveted card.
Can’t pass this up
Singapore’s Tech.Pass is an exclusive-access club; can Indian techies get in?
A two-year visa targeted at the tech elite, the Tech.Pass won't pass for a regular work permit for an entrepreneur considering Singapore. That said, the US waitlist is long, Covid has left most countries inaccessible, and Singapore seems to be striking the iron while it's hot, albeit tepidly
Singapore’s Tech.Pass is loosely comparable with other countries’ digital nomad visa, but targets only top-tier tech people
It’s the city-state’s effort to participate in the global competition for tech talent. Its tech ecosystem still lags behind the top league
But the strict requirements have some wondering if they’re even invited, especially as there's already a backlash against foreign workers, with examples of racism against Indian employees
The Tech.Pass also won't solve Singapore's talent gap at mid-level tech jobs. But it is a novel way to test whether a top-down approach can help startups mature