The changes in immigration law will assure me a position somewhere. My interview with the NYC office is today. The new fee structure alone ramped up the plans for a massive hiring.
The new laws seem to have eliminated sponsoring adult children and parents. This means the anchor baby gap is gone. A woman gives birth to a child in America and sponsors the parents twenty one years later.
The guest worker bill will be based largely along the same lines as the H-1B. The difference is unskilled workers get two year increments compared with three. Theoretically, they are supposed to be paid a wage commensurate with the job.
The new immigration will focus on a point system that includes education and job skills. Family ties will not be the sole criteria for admission. No doubt there are many who will scream racism. Yet, I expect the changes to create floods of foreign students at our Universities. It will expand the cottage industry of evaluating foreign degrees.
The winners in this new system appear to be the H1-B IT people. They now have cases
to remain in the USA. The old system of anchor babies and brides appears gone. The reward of fake marriages has been reduced somewhat. Previously a spouse waited five years and then could sponsor siblings and parents. Now you may only sponsor minor children. You could also divorce and sponsor another husband down the road.
I have advocated many of the proposals previously. Sadly, the service did not eliminate foreign adoptions. Most American couple adopting an Orphan will use the N-600 form. The N-600 costs 2000 dollars and is thoroughly checked. Those adoptions are mostly genuine and need no change. Immigrants have been abusing the form I-130 with fake adoptions of neices, grandchildren and even siblings. These adoptions take well over ten times longer to handle at my end. In the district office and conselate they take more time as well. They may be getting 20 times more man hours at the end of the process that a routine petition.
Beamish in 08.