Proposed Merit-Based Immigration Reforms

By: Navdeep Meamber

The White House has released important information on the proposed merit-based reforms. Some of these reforms include ending of chain based migration, which would impact the family based visa category. Under the proposed reform, the family-based green cards would be limited to the spouses and the minor children of U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

Another reform would impact the employment-based green cards by establishing a point-based system for awarding green cards that protects U.S. workers and taxpayers. Other reforms include eliminating the Diversity Visa Lottery and limiting the number of Refugees each year. More details are awaited.

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