US Immigration Reform Bill Points – Employment-Based

US Immigration Reform Bill Points – Employment-Based

US Immigration Reform Bill Points – Employment-Based


US Immigration Reform Bill Points – Employment-Based

Biden’s employment-based immigration reforms include:

  • increasing the number of employment-based green cards based on macroeconomic conditions, asserting that the current cap of 140,000 annually hinders a market approach to respond to demand.
  • eliminating country caps on employment-based visas to reduce country-specific backlogs.
  • creating a new, decentralized immigration stream for foreign workers that is based on local employers’ needs as well as a new visa option for entrepreneurs.
  • exempting U.S. graduates of Ph.D. programs in STEM fields from employment-based visa caps and providing foreign Ph.D. students with a green card with their degree.
  • allowing employers in certain industries to certify the need for seasonal foreign workers based on labor market studies and make it easier for seasonal workers to switch jobs.
  • creating a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
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