US immigration law and policies: Many not happy regarding changes

| Aug 28, 2018 | U.s. Immigration Law |

Florida headlines and news throughout the nation this past week has addressed an issue that may affect the lives of many immigrants in this state and beyond. Under the prior presidential administration, spouses of H-1B visa holders (an employment-based program) were also able to secure jobs in the United States. The current administration is considering revocation of this policy, which one woman says may cause her family to have to move to another country.

As is often the case with immigration issues, the situation has incited debate throughout the nation. Immigrant advocates say that removing the H-4 visa employment option could cause complications for many immigrant families who need dual incomes to make ends meet in the United States. The woman who recently told reporters that changes in the policy could cause her and husband to have to leave the United States said it was only after she was allowed to obtain employment that she and her spouse were able to pay their bills.

There are many different types of visas. Part of successful navigation of the U.S. immigration system is understanding which type of visa best fits a specific set of circumstances. There are generally eligibility requirements to fulfill before applying for a visa as well, so it is critical to seek clarification of such regulations before trying to obtain a particular visa.

Like the woman in the situation mentioned earlier, many Florida immigrants are worried that their visa statuses will change if certain policies are no longer in place. For support in addressing any visa-related issue or other U.S. immigration law problems, guidance can be sought from an experienced immigration attorney. This is often a key factor in finding solid solutions to legal status problems of any kind.

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