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Indian immigration to US declines

Legal immigration from India to the US on green card dropped by 7.5% during 2017 and 2018 according to data from the
National Foundation for American Policy, a US-based think tank. This has been linked to the tighter visa regulations introduced by the Donald Trump administration. During 2016-8 as a whole, the decline was at around 7.3%. according to Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) in the 2018 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics. “Much of the decline in Indian immigrants coming to America in 2018 was due to fewer spouses, children and parents of US citizens gaining approval to immigrate,” Stuart Anderson, executive director, National Foundation for American Policy said. He further added, “That is due to administration policies that created more extensive vetting of applications, longer delays and more visa denials at US consulates.”