Unlimited Weekly Immigration News Archive: March 1, 2024


Employment status could jeopardize college athletes’ student visas

International college athletes in the United States are at risk to lose their F-1 student visa if they are classified as employees of their school.

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board ruled for the first time that college athletes could be considered employees. Classifying student-athletes as employees would conflict with the work restrictions of the F-1 visa, which only allows a limited number of work hours during college semesters.

Immigration to boost US economy by $7 trillion

The Congressional Budget Office released a report stating that predicted The GDP of the US economy will increase by $7 trillion over the next decade due to increased immigration.

The report claims that this increase in immigration over the next ten years will not only boost the country’s workforce, but also increase demand, thereby boosting overall economic growth.

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Biden eyes Trump-era executive actions at border

President Biden is considering executive measures also used by the former Trump administration to stem the flow of migrants at the border between the United States and Mexico.

The authority in question is defined in Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which gives the president the power to block immigration to the United States as “in the national interest.” “. Trump enacted his controversial “Muslim ban” using Section 212(f) authority.

Green card backlog increased 16% in January

The Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) noted a increase in the immigrant visa (IV) backlog, from 292,105 in December to 338,256 in January, an increase of 16%.

The number of green card applicants whose cases were documented and ready to be scheduled for an interview increased from 337,870 in December to 380,407 (a 13 percent increase). The number of people scheduled for a green card interview also saw an increase: 42,151 in January, compared to 45,765 in December.

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