In this episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups, I discuss all the amazing immigration changes on the horizon for 2021. If you had put your immigration plans on hold during the past four years to wait for the right time, the right time is here!
All of the immigration policy changes during the past four years have come through executive proclamations and orders, administrative rule changes, policy memos, and legal challenges to new policies and immigration enforcement. President-elect Joe Biden has promised to overturn most of immigration policies put into place by the previous administration within his first 100 days of office and to recognize our strength as a nation of immigrants to resolve the most pressing issues facing the U.S., including economic revitalization and job growth.
We are already seeing some of the current administration’s more restrictive immigration policies being rolled back by federal court judges as the result of legal challenges. We’ve been able to successfully navigate the immigration landscape during the last four years under the Trump administration, so now, anything is possible! Under the incoming Biden administration, we are looking forward to seeing more people being able to live their dreams in the U.S.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- Why the immigration outlook is so rosy
- How COVID-19 may impact what happens and how quickly
- President-elect Biden’s immigration platform and how quickly we might see changes
- How much USCIS fees may rise in the coming year
- What might happen to the moratorium on the issuance of green cards to individuals outside the U.S.
- What’s the difference between consular processing and adjustment of status
- How Biden may increase the number of green cards available
- What might happen to the moratorium on the issuance of H-1B, H-2B, J, and L visas to individuals outside the U.S.
- How will the H-1B lottery could change and the pros and cons of the change
- Other changes that Biden has outlined, including a startup visa, fully reinstating DACA, and offering a path to citizenship for Dreamers
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