• The requirements for work visas granted by Biden’s immigration reform
  • The bill that finally! arrived at congress contemplates ‘radical changes’ in the visa system
  • What are the visa requirements under the new reform?

The ambitious reform that Biden and the Democrats have presented in Congress contemplates a ‘radical’ change to the visa system, but many wonder what will be the requirements for work visas under immigration reform?

Last week Latino and Democratic Senator Robert Menéndez and Representative Linda Sánchez introduced the expected bill of more than 300 pages in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Thanks to this, we can now know in depth the details of the reform, which if approved, would benefit millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States.

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Immigration reform for the visa system

Each of the different visas that can be processed in the United States require specific documentation and procedures. Biden’s reform would increase the current country limits on immigration visas for family and work reasons.

The Biden reform contemplates a ‘radical’ change for H-4 visas and these are the requirements. According to the official website of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCISThe main eligibility requirements currently are: being the husband or wife of an immigrant with the H-1B visa.

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This, if your wife or husband are the primary beneficiaries of a Form I-140, a previously approved Alien Worker Petition or has been granted H-1B status, the site indicates.

But now, immigration reform includes other immigrants who will also be ‘lucky’ to apply for this visa.

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Who are the new ‘lucky ones’?

If the immigration bill is approved, a reform for these H-4 visas would be contemplated and is that according to the legislative text, the children of an immigrant with the H-1B visa would now enter said program.

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However, the children should have accompanied or followed him to join said immigrant. In addition, “you can request and receive an extension of your status”, this “regardless of age.”

The foregoing, if the father maintains his status or if “the child was under 18 years of age when the status was granted for the first time,” states the reform.

Additionally, currently certain H-1B immigrants who “seek employment-based legal permanent residence may be eligible to work and remain in the United States beyond the six-year time limit.”

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It is worth mentioning that Biden’s comprehensive bill has not yet been approved, as it was recently presented in Congress and is expected to have strong Republican opposition.

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Big change from Trump’s policies

The measure reflects the general priorities for immigration reform that Biden set on his first day in office, including an increase in the number of visas, more money to process asylum applications and new technology at the border with Mexico.

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It would be a sea change from the policies of the administration of former President Donald Trump, and some parties are likely to face opposition from various Republicans.

The reform could be ‘fragmented’

Biden has acknowledged that he could accept a more fragmented approach if he can win approval for major elements separately, says The Associated Press.

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“We have an economic and moral imperative to pass comprehensive, bold and inclusive immigration reform,” said Democratic Senator Bob Menendez.

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