True to the Trump administration’s efforts to focus on merit-based immigration — Republican Senator Rand Paul recently introduced a bill that aims increase employment-based immigration nearly fourfold.
Sen. Rand paul’s immigration proposals:
- Expand employment-based immigration visas
- End per-country caps on employment-based immigration green cards
- Allow spouses and children of temporary workers to legally work
- Make it easier for U.S. employers to hire foreign workers
The bill expands the overall number of employment-based immigration visas that the U.S. allocates annually from 140,000 to 270,000.
It eliminates per-country caps on employment-based immigration green cards issue employment authorization to spouses and children of temporary workers and makes it easier for U.S. employers to hire immigrants in certain desirable work categories
Senator Rand Paul introduced on July 11 the Backlog Elimination Legal Immigration Employment Visa Enhancement (BELIEVE) Act.
It improves the system as far as the skilled immigration is concerned by increasing the number of green cards that will be issued to employment-based immigrants without affecting other visa categories.
We talk to Atty. Lou Tancinco about how the BELIEVE Act will impact foreign workers.