6 Nov 2017

White House Considers Tougher Rules as Part of Immigration Overhaul

The US White House officials are intending to propose a new immigration policy, such as hiring 10,000 new immigration enforcement agents. The proposal is not related to the recent DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program) controversy; it is simply one of a broad set of immigration principles that the White house supports.

The blueprint of the principles generally fall into three categories: 1) securing the border, 2) more restricted immigration law to protect American workers and 3) better enforcement on the current immigration laws. The White House will increase the number of immigration agents to achieve the above.

Furthermore, the White House is also considering the implementation of an online system that allows businesses to check their immigration application status quicker and increase the visa fee for visa applications.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/us/politics/white-house-immigration-rules-draft.html