Feb 18, 2021
Democrats in Congress are set to introduce a sweeping immigration bill backed by President Joe Biden Thursday. This bill will have a major impact on thousands of families and the US economy as it will speed up the green card wait time for thousands of applications. This typically means more home purchases as these families permanently settle in America. Research proves that it will boost the US economy by creating jobs in all sectors including the service sector. It will also motivate talented entrepreneurs to launch new businesses.
Two highlights to note:
» Replace the word “alien” with “non-citizen” in law
» Raise the per-country caps on family and employment-based legal immigration numbers
While Democrats hold thin majorities in both chambers of Congress, the legislation would require a minimum of 10 Republican votes to defeat a Senate filibuster and move the bill to a vote.
Let us hope for a positive outcome.