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Changes to the U.S Immigration 2022

Posted on: 01/26/2022
work visa The Biden administration's latest regulatory plans reveal that it will continue to reform the H1B visa program for professional workers, including increasing wages for these workers. According to projections from the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), other upcoming changes to the H1B visa program: They will redefine the relationship between employer and H1B employee. They will establish new guidelines for employer site visits .Clarify rules for F1 students awaiting status change  to H1B. Clarify the requirement that a new amended or new H1B visa application must be filed if there are substantial changes in employment, including a new place of employment. 
 We will also see changes to current salary rules for H1B visas and the allocation of H1B visas based on salary requirements, a promise made by Biden  during the presidential campaign. But this tinkering with the H1B visa program won't be enough. U.S. population growth hit an all-time low in 2021, with virtually no movement in the 12 months ending July 1, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: The country added less than 400,000 people to the network, and as a result, for the first time since 1937, it grew by less than a million people. The reasons for this decline are 
 1) a declining birth rate as parents postpone or postpone the birth of children. 
 2) lower levels of immigration  to the United States.
 3) higher death rates due of the aging of the population .The amplified COVID pandemic only  these three causes this year last year .The specific content of a new final rule, including the  types of cases eligible for award processing, processing times, and corresponding tariffs and implementation dates, are not yet known. It is assumed, however, that the extended service will be available for applications involving employment authorization documents, I539 applications for extension or change of status, and applications for EB1, EB2 and EB3 green cards. 
 Visa Filing Fee Increase:
 A previous attempt to increase USCIS fees for various immigration applications was denied by a federal court in September 2020. However, there is evidence that  USCIS is not working on  sound financial footing and that it needs more funds to deal with arrears. For these reasons, in January 2022, the Department of State is expected to increase the fees for filing visa applications with consulates. On the other hand,  USCIS plans to increase  petition and application fees in March. 
 Speeding up visa processing:
 With the pandemic easing, consulates will reopen and need to double their visa processing, taking steps to catch up .The focus will be of increasing efficiency in treatment, including other online video interviews.
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