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Biden Doing Everything To Improve Green Card Backlog Says White House

Biden Doing Everything To Improve Green Card Backlog Says White House

Biden Doing Everything To Improve Green Card Backlog Says White House

India-West News Desk

WASHINGTON, DC – The White House said President Joe Biden is fully committed to enhancing the efficiency of the sought-after H-1B visa and addressing the Green Card backlog, alongside other improvements to the nation’s legal immigration system. The H-1B visa, crucial for U.S. technology companies hiring foreign workers with specialized skills, has been a focal point of these efforts.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, addressing reporters on February 28, highlighted the administration’s actions to refine the H-1B visa process and reduce the backlog for Green Card applications. Responding to concerns about the prioritization of illegal immigrants over legal ones, Jean-Pierre emphasized the recent measures taken by the Department of Homeland Security to publish a final rule related to the H-1B visa, aiming to strengthen the immigration system’s integrity and mitigate potential fraud.

Jean-Pierre stressed the administration’s dedication to promoting fair and equitable outcomes and expressed a commitment to ongoing efforts to improve the visa system.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of myUSCIS organizational accounts, enabling collaboration among multiple individuals within an organization and their legal representatives for H-1B registrations, petitions, and associated forms.

To further streamline the process, the USCIS will implement the H-1B Electronic Registration Process starting in March 2024. Organizations and legal representatives will be required to use the new organizational account for the FY 2025 H1B cap initial registration period, opening from noon Eastern on March 6 to noon Eastern on March 22.

During this period, prospective petitioners must use a USCIS online account to electronically register each beneficiary for the selection process and pay the associated registration fee. USCIS will now also require registrants to provide valid passport or travel document information for each beneficiary.

The USCIS plans to launch online filing of Form I-129 for non-cap H1B petitions in March, with online filing for H1B cap petitions and associated Forms I-907 beginning on April 1 for selected registrations. To assist organizations and legal representatives in navigating these changes, the USCIS introduced Tech Talks sessions in February 2024, providing a platform for addressing queries about organizational accounts and online filing processes.

As the administration remains dedicated to improving the legal immigration system, individuals involved in the H1B registration and petition filing process are encouraged to attend these sessions for guidance on the upcoming changes. Detailed information and session dates are available on the Upcoming National Engagements page, as outlined by the USCIS.

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