2022 began with the Biden Administration moving forward with changes in immigration policy in New Jersey and the rest of the country. The fast-tracking of immigrants in the science, technology, engineering, and math sectors. Some new immigration policies improve the addition and retention of immigrant workers.
STEM sector changes
The draining of skilled people from the U.S. to other parts of the world has been addressed by the U.S. Government. The Biden administration has expanded the number of sectors included in the STEM sector. Immigration policy is changing through the introduction of 22 areas of STEM study. Improving the pool of talent in the STEM sector is a way of keeping pace with advances made in other countries. STEM studies in U.S. schools continue to fall, meaning a new immigration policy is needed.
Student visas continue to fall
The number of international students continues to fall. The addition of new STEM sectors permitted by immigration agencies will bring more students to America. Technology experts from developing nations remain important to business immigration. More STEM students will continue to add to the developing technology sector. The number of students applying for F1 visas has fallen by almost 50 percent from 2015 to 2021.
Spousal work authorization
Business immigration has been hit by problems for the spouses of immigrants. The U.S. Government’s immigration policy removes some work authorization requirements. The spouse of an L-2 and E-2 visa holder will be able to work without personal authorization. Allowing immigrants to work soon after entering the country will limit hardship for those seeking to be productive members of U.S. society.
Business immigration policies change each year. The rebuilding of the U.S. economy has placed the focus on immigration as a way of maintaining its growth.