Impact on immigrants from India after Biden-Harris transition

Impact on immigrants from India after Biden-Harris transition


resident Joe Biden is moving fast on foreigners. On his first day in office, he presented a proposal for an immigration bill that would cover everything from issuing Green Cards to undocumented immigrant and other H-1B visa holders.

India has high expectations for President Biden. His promise to emigrate to American Indian society includes the provision of permanent residence to an estimated 5,00,000 Indians living illegally in the United States, increasing the number of Green Cards operated when economic conditions permit, and removing foreign nationals from visa-based immigrants. His immigration bill will build on this. Measures that could affect Indians in particular include increased visa rates for STEM graduates (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), disassembly of Green cards for family use to reduce backlogs, and consolidating the employment rights of H-4 visa applicants, who are still in the process to switch to permanent residence.

The Republican Party has already begun trying to disrupt the presidential agenda. Republican politicians incorporated tactics they used during Barack Obama's inauguration when Democrats also controlled both the House and the Senate. Generally, this means ‘no’ to everything. Among the things that prepare to say 'no' is the bid of immigrants from Biden. While Democrats have enough votes in Congress to make the bill lawful, they are not close to the 60 votes needed to stop the Senate Republicans using the bill to prevent a vote.

In addition to this, Biden is not always able to guarantee the support of his party members in Congress. Many lawyers now have less than two years to go before their next election and the migration of people living abroad remains a major issue for voters.

The current proposal ties together separating foreign topics with little similarity. The inclusion of a citizenship grant for the estimated 11 million undocumented workers is likely to cover up the controversy. It has the power to break the law and remove its contradictory elements. As one of the longest-serving criminals in American history, Biden already knows all of this. This could be his opening gambling strategy that will play out for a very long time. You will probably want to break this law of entry into smaller, more manageable pieces. This will allow him to move on to areas where he is well supported or where the opposition is very weak.

What constraints will ultimately depend on how fast and equitable the US economy is recovering from Covid-19. Many Republicans and Democrats will not be in the mood to vote in support of immigration policies that seem to have a negative impact on American workers during growing or continuing unemployment. Even the Biden manifesto calls for a way to reduce the number of out-of-work Green Cards in times of high unemployment.

Efforts to reform H-1B and strengthen the employment rights of certain H-4 visa holders may be difficult under these circumstances. Instead, the seemingly successful immigrant nations are the ones that can make the strongest claim to help the United States recover from the economic impact of the Covid-19 epidemic. STEM graduates can be viewed as good, as they will be with EB-5 Investor Visa.

Indians were one of the largest groups of applicants for EB-5 Visa in 2019. The program generates billions of dollars in investment and creates hundreds of thousands of jobs at no cost to the American taxpayer. It is subject to re-authorization in Congress before June 2021 and could prove the first case of a merger test between Covid-19 and immigrants. In areas where Congress disagrees, Biden has the power to do it alone on top orders. This means that, for example, they can continue to guarantee the employment rights of holders of eligible H-4 visas without consulting Congress. In fact, it was President Obama's presidential decree, and the party was given the task at first. But high orders are always temporarily fixed. The new president could change them, as Biden did with many of President Trump's orders on his first day in office. Only legislation passed by Congress can provide for sustainable laws that allow affected immigrants to make medium-term and long-term plans.

Another possible way to avoid this political uncertainty is to look at the Investor Agreement Visa E-2, which allows a person to invest and run a business in the United States. Because it is governed by agreements with independent governments, it exceeds the term of the president or anyone else. In fact, the oldest treaty, with the United Kingdom, goes back more than 200 years. Although India does not have a formal agreement with the United States, the E-2 visa is beginning to emerge as a form of Indian migration. A small but rapidly growing number is beginning to gain citizenship through the investment of Grenada in the West Indies, which holds the E-2 agreement with the United States. For some, it seems, avoiding a political game in Washington is worth the extra effort.