President Biden’s legislation has carved out potentially meaningful reforms to employment-based immigration laws, Sang Shin wrote in an article contributed to Texas Lawyer.
In the article, he notes:
President Biden made a campaign promise to introduce immigration reform that would restore U.S. values and vision as a welcoming nation. With the Trump administration in the rearview mirror, Biden has been working hard to undo the immigration policies of the last four years. Upon taking office, the president introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, the first proposed major overhaul of the U.S. immigration system since 1996.
This bill makes it clear that the Biden administration prioritizes humanitarian-based policies, such as for refugees and asylum-seekers, over a business or employment-based agenda. Still, the legislation has carved out potentially meaningful reforms to employment-based immigration laws.
While the passage of the immigration bill would provide relief for foreign national workers at U.S. companies, the outlook is grim. Enactment in its current form is not likely. Instead, it is possible that some parts of this legislation — such as those listed above — may be proposed separately over time.
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Based in Jackson Walker’s Houston office, Sang Shin is an experienced immigration attorney with a demonstrated history of successfully representing clients in their immigration matters. Sang advises clients through various immigration applications, including but not limited to: L-1, H-1B, TN, B-1/B-2, B-1 in lieu of H-1B, B-1 OCS, F-1, E-2, E-3, O-1, EADs, Advance Parole as well as PERM Labor Certification, I-140 Immigrant Petitions in the EB1, EB2 and EB3 categories along with Adjustment of Status and Naturalization. Sang also advises client through audits conducted by various government entities including I-9 Audits and review of LCA Public Access Files.
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