In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’ll discuss the latest immigration changes under the Biden administration. In Biden’s first 100 days in office, there have been some meaningful changes in immigration for startups, founders, investors, researchers, highly skilled professionals, students, Dreamers, and families under his administration.
Firstly, the Biden administration has ended some Trump era policies such as the Muslim ban, the banning of the public charge rule, as well as the working visa bans, specifically on H1-B visas, J visas, and L visas. Biden has allowed many of these rules to lapse. Notably, green card processing is back on at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world (which is great news!)
There have been many changes that will definitely benefit families, asylum seekers and people in removal proceedings. This has been the main focus of the administration. Although not so much on the business side, we are still starting to see positive changes in business immigration as well.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- The ending of the Muslim ban
- Ending the public charge rule
- Lifting the ban on working visas such as H1-B visas, J visas, and L visas
- Protection of dreamers and people under the DACA program
- Renewals made easier
- Some areas where Biden has kept Trump era immigration policies and maintained the status quo or only made minimal changes
- Biden’s promises that have yet to be realized
- Changes in family immigration as well as business immigration
- How they’re dealing with the immigration issues at the southern border
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