US Visa Problems for Indian Doctors near Breaking Point


13 May, 2019

Tarkeshwar Tiwary works at a hospital in central Pennsylvania. He is a doctor and specializes in treating diseases involving the lungs.

Tiwary is among the nearly 50,000 licensed Indian doctors working in the United States. He is also one of more than 300,000 Indian immigrants waiting for legal permanent residency under an employment-based visa.

The 45-year-old doctor says he feels invested in the rural Pennsylvania community where he works. However, the wait for a green card — a pathway to becoming a U.S. citizen — is taking too long.