H1-B Workers Could Get Path to Citizenship
“Talented and highly skilled,” President says
On Friday, President Trump posted on Twitter that he favored a path to citizenship for migrants who hold H1-B visas.
“H1-B holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship. We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the U.S.”
H1-B visas are provided to foreign nationals who are needed and able to work in specialty occupations, and are meant to help U.S. companies ensure the talent is there for them to operate. Tech industries in the U.S. enjoy the benefits of many H1B visa holders. The visas normally last six years, but can be extended.
A draft proposal is circulating to review regulations and ways to allocate visas more efficiently and ensure that beneficiaries are “the best and the brightest.”
- For President Trump and his advisers looking at ways to implement immigration reform.
About the value of the many H1-B visa holders to American businesses and industries.