Ever since Trump came to power as the 45th President of the US, its immigration policies changed like never before. Trump introduced many unfriendly and strict immigration rules, which compelled many immigrants to leave us in the last four years. Donald Trump has genuinely tried to implement his ideology. America is for Americans through his immigration policies in the previous few years. He revoked H-1B and L-1 visas, which created a lot of problems for the foreign workers. Even before considering defeat in the 46th electoral campaign, Trump introduced a new immigration policy wherein international students can stay and study for four years. Exceptions are also there. Students coming from countries like Syria can study in the country for only two years. If the new immigration policies are implemented, then the situation will worsen for the international students who are already studying in the country.
Immigration reforms are likely to come for the international students
The immigration policies are likely to change after Biden comes to power in January 2021. There is no doubt that Biden will try to bring new immigration policies for the international workers and students in the next four years. However, like Trump, he is likely to face tough Congressional challenges. Now the Biden administration has to think about how to overcome the obstacles and implement new policies for the sake of international students and workers.
Financial experts will get a lot of time analyzing all the new immigration policies that are yet to come in 2021. International students and workers can both give a sigh of relief when fresh immigration policies help them study and get work authorization here for a long time.
Many workers are already facing visa issues due to current immigration policies. The new immigration policies will benefit both the US government as well as the workers. The US government will get a chance to work with the best brains in the world. These are the people who help in the research and development progress of the country. One of the reasons why the US stands ahead of many other countries in terms of research and development is international students and workers. Trump’s immigration policies have curtailed that possibility to a great extent. Hopefully, the new immigration policies will help the country to reach New heights of success in the future.
The international students will also benefit a lot. They will get a chance to study in the best universities in the world. They will get access to the best facilities and get an opportunity to flourish their career. Many international students stay back in the US and work in the country for several years. Some of them even settle in the US permanently. The high lifestyle condition and the modern facilities allure international students to apply for citizenship in the country.
The American students will also benefit if more and more international students study in US colleges. First of all, they will get a chance to know about burning global problems. They can study in a diverse campus and also so get a flavor of cross-culture experiences.
So, the new immigration policies will help the country, international students, and domestic students in the future.
Reporters, education, and financial experts will get a lot of material to discuss and analyze in the next few years. The international students will watch the news to get the latest immigration policies’ latest updates with great enthusiasm. This is one reason why most international students were supporting Biden instead of Trump in the presidential election campaign of 2020.
International students and workers hope that H-1B and L-1 visas will come back soon and apply for citizenship again without any hassle. Furthermore, we can also get in touch with global leaders and receive guidance from them. It is for sure that US universities have the best faculty team in the world. Students to study at Harvard University. But that is not only the top-notch university. Many others are equally popular, and this includes Stanford University.
Domestic students have a lot to learn from international students. For example, we can know about the global job market scenario and prepare ourselves accordingly. They can develop healthy relations with international students discarding their prejudices, and work in the future together. They can use each other’s best qualities after graduation to create a path-breaking revolution in any sector. Future leaders cannot take this world one level ahead if they only restrict themselves to their own countries. When the world’s best brains come together in the same place and what diligently, the results are nothing less than extraordinary.
International students help to generate revenue for the country. If you look at the stats of the last few years, you will know that international students contributed $44.7 billion to the US economy in 2018. Trump’s immigration policies have already irked international students to a great extent. If Biden does not change the policies soon, then the national economy will likely suffer a lot in the next year.
Biden has to do something about the H-1B visa program so that the US firms can hire international students after the pandemic is finally over. They would want to hire more IT professionals for digital transformation. Plus, many US firms have IT professionals who hold the H-1B visa. So they will get a respite. Students who have not yet completed their graduation can also apply for this visa when they withdraw from the present restrictions. As per a survey, around 60 percent of respondents said they want to work in the US after completing their higher studies. So, they need the H-1b visa. If the government removes the restrictions, more and more students can apply for the visa and enjoy the limitless benefits.
A positive change in the immigration policy can help international students contribute to the country’s national economy. So it is a Win-Win situation for both students and the nation. Let us hope that Biden kicks out all the present and upcoming immigration policies introduced by Donald Trump. That is the only way to walk towards a bright future after the pandemic.