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Battle for US green cards: Indians and Chinese split over reforms

Senate debates scrapping country cap, in boost for Indian tech engineers

A woman holds a replica green card sign during a protest march to demand immigration reform in Hollywood, Los Angeles.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Asian immigrants are on tenterhooks over proposed legislation to reform the U.S. permanent residency system, where over half a million from India and tens of thousands from China are stuck in a backlog waiting for green cards.

When the Senate shot down the bill yet again last week, the reactions of the two communities were in stark contrast.

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