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US Visa Laws – How Has Immigration law changed?

In recent years we have seen a large number of significant changes being made to US visa laws. One thing that might surprise you is that every country in the world has their own set of laws about entering and staying in the country. It may be surprising for some to learn that the US has its own set of visa requirements. The US Visa law actually changes from time to time and it is important that you know these changes before applying for a US visa. In this article we will discuss some of the changes that have taken place recently.

What Changes Have Occurred?

One thing that is very important to know is that the US government only issues a certain number of visas per year. Every one of the 10 amendments to the Immigration Law was made to the Visa Laws. So if you are interested in immigrating to the US you need to make sure that you’re one of those people who is approved for an immigrant visa.

One of the most controversial changes has come about due to trumps administration. The main change which this is leading to is a significant reduction in the number of international staff coming over to America in order to work at summer camps. This has led to a significant amount of opposition and challenges from across the US as well as other international countries who participate in summer camp programmes.

Some of the main points raised were:

  1.  There are not enough American students or workers of suitable age to fill these largely temporary roles.
  2. A reduction in J1 visa programmes it is argued could lead to the losses of thousands of jobs which are supported by summer camps as well as seasonal working programmes.
  3. There are fears that this legislation could have a largely negative impact on local economies. This would mean it would become a lot more difficult to support local jobs and business.
  4. Sumer camps form a vital part of Americas educational instutions and can help to produce future leaders and motivators. Damaging the visa process would reduce their progress long-term.

 

Other Changes

Some other changes in visa laws include a ban on the H-1B visa, which is one of the most popular programs for skilled workers. There was also a law introduced that says the spouses of US citizens that are working abroad cannot work for a foreign company for a certain period of time. There are still many other changes being made in visa laws. However, these changes are for the better and are hopefully going to put the US visa system on a much more secure footing.

What we can conclude from changes in the last few years is that many of them were accelerated by the trump administration. Much of the immigration controls the US have been tightened in addition to stricter work visa conditions. Whether these terms and conditions will leave an improvement in the US remains to be seen for the time being.