Biden eager to fix broken immigration system: White House

Biden eager to fix broken immigration system: White House
The White House said Wednesday that US President Joe Biden is eager for Congress to move forward to fix the "broken" immigration system to which he has already sent legislation.

"The president ... believes that there should be faster processing, that our immigration system has broken down on many levels and into the system and that he is eager for Congress to move forward with action there," the press secretary said. White told reporters House, Jane Psaki. In his daily press conference.

She was answering a question about recent opposition from Indian-American physicians, seeking to eliminate the current country's quota for green cards, resulting in a backlog of Indians now spanning several decades.

Responding to another question about the excessive delay in issuing employment authorization cards to holders of H4 and L2 visas, a significant number of whom are Indian women, Psaki said the administration had advocated action against immigration on the hill . The move is to streamline the processing and to do it at various levels, including multiple visas.

"So that's why we think it's such an important piece to pursue," said Saki.

The Biden administration has taken several steps to address issues related to legal immigrants.

The Citizenship Bill sent to Congress by the White House provided new funds to state and local governments, private organizations, educational institutions, community organizations and nonprofit organizations to promote integration and encouragement, expanding programs to increase English Is included. Providing language instruction and assistance to individuals seeking to become citizens.

The bill eliminates employment-based visa delays, reissues unused visas, reduces long-term waiting, and removes visa limits by country.

This bill makes it easier for American college graduates with advanced STEM degrees to live in the United States; Improve access to green cards for workers in low-paid sectors; And removes other unnecessary barriers to employment-based green cards.

The bill serves to authorize dependents of H-1B visa holders, and prevents children from "aging".

The bill sent by the White House also creates a pilot program to encourage regional economic development, authorize the DHS to adjust the green card based on macroeconomic circumstances, and to avoid unfair competition with American workers at high Encourages higher wages for eligible non-immigrant visas. .

The DHS and the Department of Labor are also required to establish a commission involving labor, employers and civil rights organizations to make recommendations to improve the employment verification process.

Workers who face severe labor violations and cooperate with labor protection agencies will have greater access to the U visa waiver.

The bill protects workers who suffer from retaliation in the workplace, allowing labor agencies to interview these workers.

It also protects migrant and seasonal workers, and increases penalties for employers who violate labor laws.

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