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immigration

Visas - 

  • The United States will permit citizens of other countries the opportunity to work, study, and visit the United States
  • Those on visas are not entitled to the same benefits that American citizens are. Visa holders are not permitted to be on social welfare programs, allowed to receive grants or scholarships that are reserved for American citizens, and are not permitted to vote in local, state, or federal elections
  • F-1/M-1 Visas - no change to the current policies/laws
  • Number of visas will be capped at 100,000 per year
  • At end of visa term, may apply for other visa category or path to citizenship
  • There will be a country cap to ensure that visa holders from other countries have an opportunity 
  • J-Visas - no change - same as F/M-1 visas

H1-b - 

  • Number of visas will be capped at 100,000 per year and there will be a country cap to ensure that visa holders from other countries have an opportunity 
  • Priority will be merit based and priority will also be given to those who are currently on an F-1/M-1 visas
  • Visas can only be renewed twice; each renewal is good for 7 years. After 14 years, visa holder may apply for path to citizenship 
  • If a visa holder commits a crime while in the United States, they shall have their visa revoked and they will be deported back to their home country. They shall then be permanently banned from every being able to reenter the United States. 
  • Visa seekers will be required to remain out of America until their visa application has been approved.
  • Once a visa holder’s visa has expired, they are required to depart the United States unless they are applying for a renewal or extension. If renewal or extension is denied, then they are required to leave the United States. Failure to leave when ordered or at the end of the visa term shall be a federal crime. The visa holder will be deported and will be permanently prohibited from reentry to the United States
  • Citizenship
    • Birthplace citizenship would end in the United States. At least one parent must be a U.S. citizen for their child to also be a U.S. citizen. 
    • Citizenship may be gained through the following:
      • By having at least one biological parent that is a U.S. citizen
      • By being legally adopted by a U.S. citizen if under the age of 18
      • By serving in the United States military for a commitment of 8 years or less in the case of a medical discharge that is service related.
      • By having lived in the United States for a total of 14 years under the H-1B visa program and by showing major contributions to the development of the United States
      • Applying for citizenship - the United States will only admit 100,000 people per year. Citizenship requires extensive background checks, completion of 4 years of English as a Second Language course (for non-English speaking countries), proof that the applicant can support themselves financially for 3 years and all citizenship application decisions will be based on merit - how will the applicant’s citizenship benefit the United States
    • Citizenship lottery will be ended
  • Asylum
    • If a person is seeking asylum into the United States, they must have a credible fear for their life or the lives of their immediate family members
      • Perceived fear is not enough, the fear must be credible (backed by facts and figures) 
    • An interview will be required to be conducted by trained U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigators to determine if a fear is credible or not
    • If a fear is found to be credible, the person will be taken to a local federal care facility where they shall wait to be seen by an immigration judge
      • They will not be permitted to freely wander the United States
    • If the immigration judge finds that the threat is credible, they may be issued a green card and be permitted to remain in the United States until ordered to leave 
      • if the judge finds that the fear is not credible, the person will be deported back to their home country
    • If the person commits a crime while in the United States, they will be deported back to their home country

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