White House Prioritises H1B Visa and Green Card Backlog


USCIS is gearing up for the FY 2025 H1B cap registration process, which will require valid passport or travel document information for each beneficiary….reports Asian Lite News

The White House has reiterated President Joe Biden’s commitment to improving the H1B visa process, addressing the ‘green card’ backlog, and other issues within the legal immigration system in the United States. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre emphasised the administration’s actions during a daily news conference, highlighting efforts to streamline the H1B visa process and reduce the backlog for lawful permanent residents eligible for citizenship.

Responding to concerns raised by some Indian Americans regarding the prioritisation of efforts for illegal immigrants over legal immigrants, Jean-Pierre underscored recent measures aimed at strengthening the integrity of the immigration system. These include the publication of a final rule by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enhance fairness and equity in the H1B visa program.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has introduced myUSCIS organizational accounts to facilitate collaboration among multiple individuals within an organization and their legal representatives for H1B registrations and petitions. With the launch of organizational accounts, USCIS is gearing up for the FY 2025 H1B cap registration process, which will require valid passport or travel document information for each beneficiary.

In addition to addressing technical issues and streamlining the registration process, USCIS has announced the launch of online filing for non-cap H1B petitions in March, followed by the acceptance of online filings for H1B cap petitions starting April 1. To assist stakeholders in navigating these changes, USCIS initiated Tech Talks sessions in February 2024, providing an opportunity for individuals to seek clarification and guidance on organizational accounts and online filing procedures.

USCIS encourages all parties involved in the H1B registration and petition filing process to participate in these informational sessions, underscoring the importance of understanding the new requirements and procedures. The agency aims to ensure a smoother and more efficient process for both employers and foreign workers seeking employment in specialty occupations that require specialized skills and expertise.

President Biden’s administration remains committed to addressing the concerns of legal immigrants while also tackling broader immigration issues, as evidenced by ongoing efforts to improve the visa process and streamline administrative procedures within the bounds of existing authority.

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