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US immigration backlog forces H-1B workers to put life on hold

Twelve years is a long time. Twelve years ago, my partners and I were just launching our law firm; my BlackBerry didn’t have a color display; and my oldest was in junior high.

Now, our firm is twice as big as it was when we launched it, my youngest is in college, and I’ve carried an iPhone for more than seven years. Twelve years ago, many of the younger paralegals in my office were just old enough to see the third “Harry Potter” movie — the one that introduced Sirius Black — and Beyoncé released her first solo studio album.

Twelve years ago, you could still say “the Babe Ruth Curse” applied to the Boston Red Sox.

Twelve years ago, our client AJ entered the U.S. to work on an H-1B visa, and his employer started the green card process.

Like many H-1B visa holders, AJ was born in India and works in the information technology field. He did development work in-house at a large company, taking business-users’ requests for new features and applications and making them reality.[…]

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US immigration backlog forces H-1B workers to put life on hold