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A new reform was introduced for the purpose of Reducing the legal immigration and breaking the cycle whereby international students come to America.

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A letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee was sent by three-man Committee consisting of Chairman Charles Grassley, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Francis Cissna which states series of measures to be employed to make sure it is far more difficult for the United State to uphold its status as a ‘Nation of Immigrants’ into a ‘Nation Without.

This policy is to make it impossible for individuals with degrees in science and engineering fields to work in the United States. Appropriately, this is not just decided because for some time now the USCIS has now been “eliminated the words ‘nation of immigrants’ from the agency’s mission statement.”

Apparently, Cissna is part of a team of Trump officials who share a common mission: Reduce legal immigration and break the cycle whereby international students come to America, are later hired by U.S. companies and become Americans. “Trying to end something so historically beneficial to America is wrong-headed and damaging to the country.”Forbes

Obviously, Trump and his cabinet are bent on numbers of scientific expect in the country because right now the H-1B Visa purpose is been vandalise.

As a result of this letter which was sent on April 4, 2018, an announcement was made ion April 6, 2018, by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stating the H-1B has “reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for the fiscal year 2019.” USCIS also stated it had “received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap.” which means there won’t be room for Immigration to the U.S this year and definitely not next year.

As a result of this, many people working years in the U.S. has been a waste as they have lost their jobs and been forced to leave the country after applications to extend their H-1B status were denied.

Below are the new restriction written in the letter the agency plan to impose:

  • Making it More Difficult for a High-Skilled Individual to Qualify for an H-1B Visa: USCIS “will propose to revise the definition of specialty occupation, consistent  with INA§ 214(i), to increase focus on obtaining the best and the brightest foreign nationals via the H-1B program, and to revise the definition of employment and employer-employee relationship to better protect U.S. workers and wages,” according to the letter. “In addition, DHS will propose additional requirements designed to ensure employers pay appropriate wages to H-1B visa holders.”
  • Preventing H-1B Spouses – Primarily Women From India – From Working in the United States: “With regard to regulations, our plans include proposing regulatory changes to remove H-4 dependent spouses from the class of aliens eligible for employment authorization, thereby reversing the 2015 final rule that granted such eligibility,” the letter notes. “We announced this intention earlier this year in the semiannual regulatory agenda of the Department of Homeland Security. Such action would comport with the E.O. [executive order] requirement to ‘propose new rules and issue new guidance, to supersede or revise previous rules and guidance if appropriate, to protect the interests of United States workers in the administration of our immigration system.’”
  • Closing Off a Viable Option for a Foreign-Born Entrepreneur: “We are also drafting a proposed rule to remove the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), as announced in the regulatory agenda,” notes the USCIS letter. “Due to the court order which invalidated the IER delay rule, the International Entrepreneur Final Rule is currently in effect. We have not approved any parole requests under the International Entrepreneur Final Rule at this time.”

In actual fact, the number of unemployment in the country is increasing according to the Wall Street Journal “The U.S. labour market is the tightest it has been in nearly two decades,“ “If every unemployed person in the Midwest was placed into an open job, there would still be more than 180,000 unfilled positions, according to the most recent Labor Department data.”

April 4, 2018, USCIS letter to Grassley lists new restrictions the agency plans to impose:

 

  • Making it More Difficult for a High-Skilled Individual to Qualify for an H-1B Visa: USCIS “will propose to revise the definition of specialty occupation, consistent  with INA§ 214(i), to increase focus on obtaining the best and the brightest foreign nationals via the H-1B program, and to revise the definition of employment and employer-employee relationship to better protect U.S. workers and wages,” according to the letter. “In addition, DHS will propose additional requirements designed to ensure employers pay appropriate wages to H-1B visa holders.”
  • Preventing H-1B Spouses – Primarily Women From India – From Working in the United States: “With regard to regulations, our plans include proposing regulatory changes to remove H-4 dependent spouses from the class of aliens eligible for employment authorization, thereby reversing the 2015 final rule that granted such eligibility,” the letter notes. “We announced this intention earlier this year in the semiannual regulatory agenda of the Department of Homeland Security. Such action would comport with the E.O. [executive order] requirement to ‘propose new rules and issue new guidance, to supersede or revise previous rules and guidance if appropriate, to protect the interests of United States workers in the administration of our immigration system.’”
  • Closing Off a Viable Option for a Foreign-Born Entrepreneur: “We are also drafting a proposed rule to remove the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), as announced in the regulatory agenda,” notes the USCIS letter. “Due to the court order which invalidated the IER delay rule, the International Entrepreneur Final Rule is currently in effect. We have not approved any parole requests under the International Entrepreneur Final Rule at this time.”

In order to justify this letter and new policy, the agency hid under the umbrella of the  “Buy American and Hire American” executive order issued on April 18, 2017  data.”

However, is it possible for one administration to change History written over decades?.

Even the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Lee Francis Cissna, who is leading the team of no Immigrant and ominated the words “nation of immigrants” from his agency’s mission statement, is the proud son of an immigrant. He is more of an Immigrant than a Citizen.

 

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