In this episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups, I’m thrilled to discuss the Biden administration’s plans for reforming the U.S. immigration system.
Before I dive in, I know we’ll see meaningful changes in the U.S. under President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, from the way we govern ourselves, to our relationships with other countries and people around the world, and what immigration law will look like for startups, founders, investors, inventors, highly-skilled professionals, and families.
The Biden administration will undo most of the policies that the Trump administration put into place and restore the moral imperative in the U.S to do the right thing. I will cover the six main pillars that will guide Biden’s plan to create a more fair and humane U.S. immigration system and what that means for:
- A startup visa
- Work visas, such as the H-1B
- Citizenship through naturalization
- A path to citizenship for Dreamers
- The Muslim bans
- The public charge rule
- The green card process, including the Visa Bulletin, and green card wait times, particularly for individuals born in India and China
- The diversity green card
- Family separation at the border
- Asylum and refugee policies
- Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Remember, the way you can support the United States on its new path of immigration reform is to share your story, talk with reporters or write a letter to the Senator or Congressman who represents your district. You don’t need to be a citizen to write a letter to your representative. Reporters say if people don’t tell their stories, they can’t publish the articles that make change. Your story matters. The time to share your story is now.
I’m so excited about the Biden administration restoring the U.S. to its original status as a place of freedom, independence, and opportunity.
Please share this episode with investors, companies, startup founders, or anyone who can benefit from it. Reach out to us if we can help you determine your immigration options whether you’re in the U.S. or abroad.
In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- A brief history of U.S. immigration policy since the 1980s
- The six major pillars of President Biden’s immigration reform plan
- The Biden administration’s agenda for immigration reform during the first 100 days through executive orders and over the next four years through legislation
- Quotas for work visas and green cards
- Municipal immigration
- How to effect changes to immigration policy even if you aren’t a U.S. citizen and aren’t eligible to vote or even if you’re even living in the U.S.
Don’t miss my upcoming conversations with top Silicon Valley venture capitalists, startup founders, professors, futurists, and thought leaders on Immigration Law for Tech Startups. Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or whatever your favorite platform is. As always, we welcome your rating and review of this podcast.
- Episode 3: The Different Types of Nonimmigrant Visas
- Episode 11: Your Startup’s First H-1B
- Episode 28: All About Priority Dates
- Episode 35: Becoming a U.S. Citizen: Naturalization and Citizenship
- Episode 37: What is Startup Founder Immigration
Alcorn Immigration Law’s services page on:
- Employment Green Cards
- Family Green Cards
- H-1B Visa for Specialty Occupations
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- Diversity Green Cards
- Citizenship Through Naturalization
- I-9 Inspections
Alcorn Immigration Law’s blog posts:
- “USCIS Issues Changes to DACA Program”
- “Imagining a Great U.S. Immigration System”
- “How Does the Visa Bulletin Work?
- “Dear Sophie: Is unemployment considered a public benefit?”
- “Three Things Employers Should Know About a Notice of Inspection”
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