Read our weekly roundup to learn about the latest news in immigration and business this week.
1. Trump Administration to make healthcare a requirement for obtaining a visa
The White House announced late last week that it would deny visas to any immigrant who could not prove they would either have healthcare insurance or have the ability to pay for healthcare insurance as a legal permanent resident. The new requirement would likely result in an increase in visa denials for many immigrants.
This announcement is one in a long line of Trump Administration policies aimed at limiting immigration into the U.S., regardless if that immigration is legal or not.
2. Supreme Court returns to possible historic docket
The Supreme Court returned from recess this week to a packed and possible historic docket.
The Court is scheduled to hear a number of important and hot button cases during their session, including reviewing lower court blocks to the Trump Administration’s ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and a ban on “promoting illegal immigration” into the U.S.
3. H-2A program reform legislation coming in the House
At the Immigration Law and Policy Conference, the chief counsel for the House Judiciary immigration subcommittee, David Shahoulian, stated that the House is working on new legislation related to the H-2A Program which grants visa to agricultural workers.
According to Shahoulian, the legislation is meant to streamline the Program and make it more intuitive.
4. US and China begin more trade talks as US job openings continue to fall
This week, representatives from the U.S. and China met to reopen trade talks between the two nations who are still locked in a trade war with new tariffs set to go into effect later this month.
The talks come as U.S. job openings continue to fall which could show a tightening U.S. economy.
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