• Emily McIntosh

Immigration in 2021: First 100 days of Biden Administration


President-Elect Biden has pledged that in his first 100 days in office, his administration will work on immigration initiatives by launching some proposals immediately and by working on new regulations or Congressional actions. Here are some of the employment-immigration initiatives included in Biden Administration’s plans:



Reform temporary visa system to:

  • Establish a wage-based allocation process for the visas

  • Support expanding the number of high-skilled visas -

  • Eliminate the limits on employment-based visas (green cards) by country



Work with Congress to:

  • Increase the number of visas for permanent, employment-based immigration

  • Cap exempt graduates of STEM PhD programs



Support program to:

  • Allow any county or municipal executive to petition for additional immigrant visas

  • Require holders of these visas to work and reside in the city or county that petitioned for them


Enforce rules to:

  • Employers have the right tools to certify their workers’ employment status

  • Focus on abusive employers instead of the vulnerable employees



Content in this publication is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult a WayLit-affiliated attorney or another qualified professional.

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