Biden to Global Talent: Welcome Back!

Temporary foreign workers will once again be permitted entry into the United States. Employment visas had been banned by the prior administration under the pretext that the economy needed protection from foreign workers due to the pandemic. However, the Biden administration has now lifted the ban. 

In June of 2020, the prior administration terminated visas for foregin workers looking for H-1B visas.  This ban affected many students, engineers and technology workers.

The ban had been heavily criticized by many businesses because it deprived them of attracting global talent and filling many positions that were left open in the United States.  Temporary worker visas fill a critical need for many U.S. businesses.

The new policy will once again permit many qualified workers seeking green cards and visas to enter the United States. It will also allow many family members to reunite and join United States citizens and lawful permanent residents here.

We are closely monitoring developments with The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. The bill provides a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country and creates an eight-year path to citizenship for almost all undocumented immigrants in the United States as of January 1, 2021.

Importantly, the bill will also increase employment-based visas. Businesses and other employers will be able to more easily attract global talent by bringing foreign workers to the United States based on the availability of applicable visas. 

The Law Office of Miguel A. Serrano, based in Washington, D.C., provides expert immigration advice and total dedication to their clients, many of whom seek temporary worker visas. Immigration reform advocates have high hopes in the new Congress and with the Biden administration. As Business Immigration Lawyers, clients include employers and businesses, academics, scientists, artists and athletes from around the world. The firm represents many seeking an EB-1 visa, an L visa, O visa and an EB-2 for business start-ups. The firm also represents families seeking reunification with visas, residency applications and citizenship. With decades of experience, our firm can help your business solve the complex world of U.S. immigration law.