US Immigration Policy

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Biden signs executive orders reversing Trump's hardline immigration policies

03 Feb 2021

Biden signs executive orders reversing Trump's hardline immigration policies

US President Joe Biden signed three executive orders that he said would lead to a fair, orderly, and humane legal immigration system and also undo his predecessor Donald Trump's policies that ripped children from the arms of their families.

Poor people can't legally immigrate to Trump's America anymore

13 Aug 2019

Poor people can't legally immigrate to Trump's America anymore

In what could cut legal immigration to the United States by half, the Trump administration said yesterday that those seeking public benefits could be denied green cards.

US could lift per country green card limits: Details here

09 Feb 2019

US could lift per country green card limits: Details here

In what could turn out to be good news for Indian professionals, two identical bills backed by powerful legislators and companies like Google have been introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to end the per country limit for green cards.

Lawsuit against US immigration agency over shorter H-1B visa duration

16 Oct 2018

Lawsuit against US immigration agency over shorter H-1B visa duration

An IT advocacy group representing more than 1,000 small IT companies mostly run by Indian-Americans has filed a lawsuit against the US immigration agency for issuing H-1B visas for durations shorter than three years.

The US has found another way to deny H-1B visas

13 Sep 2018

The US has found another way to deny H-1B visas

On Tuesday, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new rule that allows US authorities to reject visa applications, petitions, and requests over mistakes and missing documents without giving an applicant the chance to correct the error.

US states sue Trump administration, Congress remains divided

27 Jun 2018

US states sue Trump administration, Congress remains divided

Over a dozen US states have sued the Trump administration over its decision to implement a policy that separates children of undocumented migrants from their families.