Visa and immigration services in the United States are expected to change in the next few years as reform proposals reach Washington. Although these proposals face a long battle in Congress, the government appears to be united on one point: change is underway.
Suggested changes to US visa and immigration services
There are many proposals already circulating in the corridors of government. While each of these proposals has advantages, we believe that none of the following proposals respond to the urgent need for institutional, operational, and operational reform that will truly improve the US visa and immigration system. Until such a proposal is made, there will be no real genuine immigration reform. Let’s take a look at what is already on the table.
Bilateral framework for comprehensive migration reform
A group of four Republicans and four Democrats developed a proposal built around four basis points for US visas and immigration.
Citizenship pathway for unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States.
Amend the immigration legal system to help build the American economy and strengthen families.
Build a job verification system that will eventually end unauthorized workers while preventing identity theft.
Protect all workers and develop a sustainable US visa and immigration process to meet the needs of the country’s workforce.
Our opinion: The proposal does not deal with process changes or operational changes that the system badly needs.
White House immigration bill
The White House has issued proposed changes to US visas and immigration services, providing a “potential legal immigration” visa. The visa aims to help illegal immigrants who currently live in the United States.
Permanent legal residence status
Eligible illegal immigrants can obtain permanent legal residence status within eight years.
Immigrants must pass a criminal background check, provide biometric information, and pay a fee to qualify. Anyone convicted of three or more crimes who served a 90-day prison sentence is not eligible.
The project also includes an increase in border patrol funding, continuous improvement, and implementation of an online verification system that helps employers recruit legal workers.
The project does not meet the need for a concrete US visa and immigration system that will deal with receiving future immigrants.
Other legislative reforms to the US visa and immigration system
Other legislative reforms to the US visa and immigration system include the Promising Immigration Innovation Act, which aims to keep talented immigrants in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the United States. Unis and Startup Act 3.0, which aims to keep foreigners in the United States. We cannot anticipate the changes that will happen or when the change will occur, but we hope that the future will bring important operational and institutional reforms to US immigration and visa services.