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USCIS acts to change US immigration law

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has recently released information indicating a desire to make historic changes in some of their policies. The changes will create dramatic shifts in US immigration law and will potentially reduce the number of individuals approved to work in the United States. Foreign workers based in New York may experience the effects of the recently announced policy changes. 

USCIS Director Francis Cissna revealed in a letter a series of policies that are believed will make certain types of immigration far more difficult. The restrictions will include limitation on the H-1B visa and the ability of H1-B recipient's spouses to work. The laws will also affect foreign entrepreneurs from having an immigration option.

A policy has already been implemented that has denied extensions to H1-B recipients who are already working in the country and have done so for years. These individuals may find themselves relocating back to their home countries or elsewhere. These changes are occurring alongside other immigration measures that will restrict or eliminate options to come to the United States as an immigrant. 

Experts believe that many of the proposed changes to US immigration law will be challenged in the courts, either slowing or stopping their implementation. Individuals who are recipients of certain visas, such as the H1-B, the H-4 or the entrepreneurship visa, may wish to look into their options for remaining in New York. The guidance of an experienced immigration law attorney can be useful to those contemplating their options. 

Source: Forbes, "USCIS Lays Out Far-Reaching Anti-Immigration Agenda", Stuart Anderson, April 26, 2018

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