The group was now trying to get this provision that extends the validity of all visa petitions and employment authorization documents inserted into the Senate package too, according to the American Bazaar report.
Many immigrants working in crucial healthcare sectors, who fear unemployment and were asking for automatic extension of their status, were now hoping for the provision to pass so that they can continue their stay and their jobs without the fear of re-locating during the crisis.
Explaining the efforts, Aman Kapoor from Immigration Voice told the American Bazaar: "Yes, we have been advocating to include the reasonable provision to automatically extend the status of tax-paying law-abiding skilled immigrants because of USCIS offices being closed.
"This is called 'Do no harm' provision, meaning no new immigrant gets the advantage/benefit from the current situation, but at the same time, the current pandemic will not hurt anyone either."
"So, the legal immigrants can continue to contribute in the economy and shoulder the burden at the time of crisis."
A lot of immigrants stuck in the backlog were healthcare professionals, doctors, researchers and nurses, who are at the frontlines of fighting the coronavirus and risking their own lives to provide healthcare to Americans.
"Our provision was included in the House bill, but the latest information is that it has not yet made into the Senate bill, although we are still trying our best to implore of the better nature of the Senate offices," Kapoor told the American Bazaar.
As of Saturday, the US had the highest number og confirmed coronavirus cases globally, even surpassing China, where the pandemic originated in the city of Wuhan last December.
According to the latest update by the Washington-based John Hopkins University, the cases have increased to 104,837, while the death toll was 1,711.