This new episode of “Prashanthi speaks” try to decode two essential updates in the US immigration law and the Alternatives for an H1B visa applicant who missed the bus during the early lottery process.
The Budget reconciliation bill 2021 aims to bring some radical changes in the Immigration policy. The media is talking about Plan C by the Democrats to push their immigration reforms through this bill. The bill has some essential provisions
Shield undocumented immigrants living in the US,
b) Recovers millions of green cards that have gone unused in the years since 1992
c) allows some people who have been waiting to be issued a green card for at least two years to pay additional fees to bypass certain annual and per-country limitations and become permanent residents years.
New guidelines around including Covid-19 vaccination making it part of the mandatory vaccines for applicants of green card with some blanket protection in certain specific cases like pregnancy, shortage of vaccines etc
Alternatives to H1B like Cap-exempt H1B, O visas, L1 visas and TN visas with details about who qualifies or not and the benefits around them