U.S Immigration 2021: What's Ahead?
Happy New Year Friends.
Immigration Policy changes in Protected content ? What is ahead? A new administration? A new beginning? Attorneys Dilli Raj Bhatta and Ilya Laksin will be in attendance to talk about these PROPOSED NEW POLICY CHANGES and how it affects Immigrants currently in the U.S. and those who intend to come to the U.S. for work and better opportunities
What will this event cover?
The new administration has PROPOSED some changes to existing immigration policy. These proposals should serve to make DACA accessible for more people, allow travel without bans, streamline OPT and work authorization applications, allow more asylees to enter the U.S, allow more favorable H-1B immigration, Green Cards and other work visas, re-processing family petitions, creating new pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and so on.
Some of the specific proposals include:
> Raising the cap for employment-based visas which is currently 140,000 a year
>Exempting recent PhD graduates in STEM fields from visa caps
>Allowing municipalities and counties to petition for additional visas based on regional economic development
>Expanding U-Visa protection to victims of workplace violations
>Reversing the public charge rule which made visas and permanent resident-eligibility dependent on whether the individual used government services
>A bill to increase per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from 7% to 15%.
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