Joe Biden is already facing his first immigration challenge, with his transition team forced to respond to a caravan of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers making its way to the U.S. border.
USCIS issued the rule that would have adjusted fees by an average increase of 20 percent. The agency proposed splitting up Form I-129—used by employers to petition for guest workers under the H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, L-1, O and TN visa classifications—into different forms with different fees imposed on each visa type.
The US is on the brink of a Presidential transition, leaving employers to consider how business immigration will be affected by a new Presidential administration.
Joe Biden faces a series of decisions on how best to change immigration policies implemented during the Trump administration. Biden’s actions will affect millions of lives.
“This is the one area of immigration policy where the Biden team has put out sort of a lukewarm statement about his views on work visas, particularly high-skilled work visas,” Bier said.
While investor immigration is not a complete solution for all of America’s problems, for decades now, the U.S. EB-5 program has served the country well by creating jobs and stimulating economic development.
In 2021, President-elect Joe Biden will have to deal with many restrictive immigration policies put in place by the Trump administration. Attorneys expect that, at least, a few of these regulations could be overturned. The presidential proclamations that used the pandemic as an excuse to ban visa issuance for H-1B program have already been set aside.
The Trump administration will face its final Supreme Court challenge regarding immigration policies on Monday. The administration will pursue the right to bar undocumented immigrants from being included in the census count that allocates congressional representation and federal funds.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced an extension of the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was granted earlier this year.
Starting December 1, applicants for U.S. citizenship will have to correctly answer at least 12 of 20 questions posed by immigration officials. The current civics test requires immigrants to correctly answer 6 questions out of a total of 10.
The civics test is one several required steps immigrants need to fulfill before becoming naturalized U.S. citizens — a process administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Most applicants also undergo another test to demonstrate their ability to read, write and speak basic English.