Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act Suggests Merit
Based Application Process for Visas.
In January, when the travel ban was enacted, lawyers across America mobilized.
Gathering at airports, legal advocates stood ready to help refugees arriving
who may have had their status affected while flying. In the months following
the travel ban, changes to visa and green card eligibility have continued
to affect hopeful applicants.
RAISE Act to Cut Immigration in Half
On August 2, President Trump announced that he supports the proposed changes
to the RAISE Act (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment
Act). The RAISE Act aims to cut immigration by 50 percent over the next
10 years by limiting “chain” immigration opportunities and
streamlining merit-based application processes.
Currently, families with extended family members living in the US were
prioritized for green card application decisions. If the changes to the
proposed RAISE Act went through only spouses and children under 18 would
Employment Visas & Green Cards on Point System
In the August 2 White House address, President Trump explained that the
changes to this bill would ensure only applicants that can financially
support themselves are allowed in the United States. He claims the system
places higher value proficient English speakers, well-educated in sciences
and mathematics which will lessen taxpayers’ burden of supporting
unskilled workers collecting welfare after arriving in the US.
Raise Act Favors the following people:
- People Ages 26-30
- Doctorate Degree in science, math, technology or engineering
- High English Proficiency
- Salary of at least $77,900*
- Pending Job Offer
Why Now is the Best Time to Hire a Philadelphia Immigration Attorney
Due to the changing landscape of the United States’ immigration policy,
the process of applying for visas and green cards can be incredibly stressful
and confusing. Team up with seasoned immigration lawyer from the Law Office
of Matthew Archambeault. When you choose to work with our firm you can
find solace knowing our attorneys keep a direct line of communication
with their clients.
Begin your immigration process today. Call to schedule your first consultation. 215.649.7535
*The salary requirements on the bill calls for 150% of the median national income.
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