USA and the UK
Trump’s administration makes final attempt to push through immigration changes
President Donald Trump and his administration are pushing to finalize new immigration restrictions before the term ends in January.
Following Democratic President-elect Joe Biden pledge to rescind many of Trump’s immigration policies, this move might slow down Biden’s efforts to undo some of them. As a result, this will make it even harder for immigrants to enter or to settle in the United States.
The main goal of Trump’s administration is replacing the lottery system used to award H-1B visas to skilled international workers. A new selection process, which would favor visa applicants with higher-paying jobs, may be instead developed. The change, as argued by the Trump administration, would protect U.S. workers.
Additional measures could include new rules to restrict access to asylum, as well as a new regulation to allow federal immigration officials to collect DNA from family-based visa applicants and their US sponsors
Trump’s administration is pushing new immigration measures [Image credit: The Texas Tribune]