In this episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups, I recap the unprecedented year of changes to U.S. immigration policy.
Despite all the changes this year, no new immigration legislation was passed in 2020. In fact, Congress has failed to enact any new immigration laws for decades. All of the immigration policy changes this year have come through executive proclamations and orders, administrative rule changes, policy memos, and legal challenges to new policies and immigration enforcement.
The outgoing administration threatened to end several immigration benefits and programs that ultimately failed. And despite all the changes and proposed changes that have made immigration more challenging, a few good things came out of 2020 with respect to immigration.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- What immigration programs Trump threatened to eliminate this year
- The good things that happened this year in immigration
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- The H-4 EAD program
- Diversity green card
- Birthright citizenship and anchor babies
- What are the social changes impacting immigration within the startup ecosystem
- President-elect Biden’s proposed changes to immigration
- Executive orders and proclamations in 2020
- Public charge rule
- Policy changes that impacted international students
- The genesis of my nonprofit, Community for Global Innovation
- The biggest changes to the H-1B lottery process
- How you should approach the next H-1B lottery
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