How can those with employment visas benefit from Obama’s executive actions?

In this segment, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick discusses how President Barack Obama’s Executive Actions on immigration can benefit employment-based visa holders. To learn more about the status of the Executive Actions please click here. For information about employment-based green cards click here.


How can individuals in the United States under an employment-based visa benefit from Obama’s executive actions on immigration?

  • Visa allocation for highly skilled workers is likely to improve visa processing;
  • The government will work with the State Department to ensure that all visas authorized by Congress will be issued to people who are eligible;
  • Visa issuance backlogs will likely improve;
  • The process for determining visa availability likely to improve;
  • Rules will be put in place so that priority dates will be preserved for people who are in the process of changing jobs;

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