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New Reconciliation House Bill Highlights Legal Immigration Changes
  • August 31, 2022

New Reconciliation House Bill Highlights Legal Immigration Changes

Good day, everyone. I’m going to discuss the House Reconciliation bill in this essay, which was published two weeks ago. This is what should be in the reconciliation package, according to the house.

This bill has provisions for some undocumented immigrants to be able to obtain their green cards if they pay the fees. It also has provisions for visa recapture by paying extra fees and the ability to file for adjustment of status (AOS) inside the United States, even if your priority date is not current.

Samar Sandhu is my name, and I assist clients from all around the world. I’ll talk about the house version of the reconciliation bill in this blog. Make sure you read this blog since I’ll offer you all the information today. I created this immigration blog so that everyone may get the most recent immigration news, information, and supplies to lessen the burden of their immigration process.

This is the house bill. In my prior posts on Face book and Twitter, I’ve discussed some key aspects about what the senate would do with its own version and its own thoughts about how to integrate immigration in the reconciliation process.

It’s a pretty intriguing measure because it talks about recapture of wasted visas, which many people were concerned about, and it increases the budget for USCIS by requiring people to pay fees in order to receive certain advantages.

I have no idea how it will work, but in this blog I’ll try to explain what I know about this bill, and believe me, there are a lot of nice things in it. Let’s start with unused visas.

Let’s discuss the unused visas. The bill calls for the recapture of more than 226,000 unused visas in family-based categories, and it includes a calculation of how many visas will be recaptured. Knowing how many visas will be recaptured is crucial because you may be concerned about what will happen to visas as the backlog continues to grow and as we cannot use all the visas that were issued as a result of consulates and embassies closing.

If this is adopted, it will assist a lot of people receive their green cards and not feel angry that they were not able to acquire them because embassies were closed and they are unable to issue visas. The family visa side suffered really a lot, and this is really huge.

New Reconciliation House Bill Highlights Legal Immigration Changes

Some of the most intriguing provisions of the bill relate to allowing individuals to obtain green cards while residing in the United States. It divides this provision into a few categories, and the general idea is that if individuals who are currently without status or who have temporary status are able to do so by paying a fee of $1,500 and passing security checks even if they are not criminals and have not committed any crimes.

They can now obtain green cards inside the United States if they pay a fee of $ 1500 and successfully complete a security background check, so who are these “dreamers”?

Category 1:

They arrived in the country before January 1, 2021, and they were citizens or permanent residents of the country at the time of their entry. Now keep in mind that this is different from the dace deferred action that you must have been eligible for when you entered the United States.

Category 2:

now onto necessary personnel As long as they pay a fee of $1500 and pass a background check, this second group of people will be eligible to change their status within the US. As with the dreamers, they must have been continuously physically present in the US since January 1, 2021.

You must show a consistent history of earned income in one of the professions specified in the DHS advisory letter on providing important workers with vital infrastructure. Additionally, they had to show that they could do their duties during the Calvin response period, which is set to begin in 2020.

Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is the third classification. Once more, in order to be eligible for TPS, a person must have been a citizen of a nation recognized as TPS as of January 1st, 2017, and have continuously resided in the United States for at least three years.

People with a due date status who have been present in the country since January 1st, 2017, will be subject to the same rules. The potential for people to change their status while they wait for the priority date is one of the bill’s most intriguing features, but there is a way to get around that by paying certain costs, as Section 6003 of the bill describes in detail. Here is what I mean by that.

If you are a beneficiary of an approved i-130 and you can pay a supplement cost of $1,500 plus $250 for each family member who is qualified to adjust and is now within the US, you may do so. If they are waiting for their priority dates, they may alter their status if they are in the US.

you apply for a visa in one of the following categories—FA-1, F2B, F3 or F4—and pay the supplement fee of $2500, the DHS may exempt you from the numerical limits. This means that if you have a priority date that is older than two years, are a resident of the United States, and pay the fees, you won’t have to wait for your prior date to become current.

With this bill, you’ll be able to exempt yourself from the priority date if you’re pending in EB-1, EB-2, or EB-3 categories—pretty much all the major employment-based categories—and your date is more than 2 years old on the employment side. You’re applying for your green card and you’re waiting for your prior date, but it’s more than 2 years old now.

As long as your dates are older than two years, you’ll be able to avoid visibility and wait times while you wait for the priority date by paying the additional charge. You’ll also be able to change your status once the bill is low. Lastly, you’ll be applying after waiting for your priority date for more than two years; you are finally applying for the EB-5 category. You will pay an additional supplement of $50,000 and be permitted to change your status within the United States whether or not your priority date is current.

As you can see, this bill has a lot of positive aspects. However, if it passes, it will undoubtedly bring in a lot of money for USCIS and DHS because people will be paying to bypass the visa bulletin in order to be able to adjust their status now. This is a very interesting provision because in addition to the $1,500 fee to qualify for adjustment for people in the dreamer category they will have the option to pay additional costs and changes their status in the United States, making this another highly fascinating provision.

They do have a mechanism to recapture green cards going all the way back to 1992 going forward to 2021 and in the future, so these are some wonderful news. Hopefully you found this information useful. The bill is a little convoluted in terms of how it would calculate these unused green cards.

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