Month: May 2019

The current state of U.S. immigration policy

Keeping up with U.S. immigration policy can be difficult, and it can cause stress for anyone seeking employment in the country. You may have heard different news stories or rumors, and they may or may not be relevant for an employment-based immigrant. The Pew Research Center put together a list of key facts about current immigration policy and proposed changes. Here are the relevant points for those seeking employment-based visas:     Recommending a points-based plan: The Trump administration proposed a points-based system for green card applicants, granting cards to immigrants who...

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Immigration outlook for Indian workers may be changing

Some people from India who hope to settle in Indiana or other parts of the United States may benefit from the Trump administration's immigration plans if they are enacted. The administration wants to move toward a merit-based immigration system that admits more highly-skilled immigrants. The plan is to increase the percentage of these immigrants to 57% from the current level of 12%. More than three-quarters of all green card applications that are in progress come from Indian applicants. Under the current system, the wait time can be 12 years or even longer. One attorney says that an improved...

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Immigrants may be subject to DNA testing

Indiana residents may know that the Trump administration has tried to implement many policies aimed at changing how people enter the United States. Individuals who are trying to cross the Mexican border into the United States may have to submit to DNA testing as part of the immigration process. The process is being implemented on a pilot basis at two or three different towns along the border. It is intended to confirm claims made by individuals claiming to be part of a family. According to the Department of Homeland Security, children are being used by traffickers in an effort to get into...

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