Changes to family immigration laws and adjustment of quotas for future flows of immigrants
AJC advocates for changes to family immigration laws and adjustment of quotas for future flows of immigrants, including high and low-skilled worker visas.
Family Immigration: Family is the cornerstone of American society. United families build strong individuals and strong communities. Right now, many immigrant families remain separated for years – sometimes even decades – because of the bureaucratic visa delays. We must reform the immigration system to expedite the visa process in favor of family reunification. This includes making family-based visas more accessible, reducing the current backlog of family-based visas, and generally reorienting the visa system to prioritize family unity. Also, we must ensure that family-based visas are not placed in competition with other visa categories. Provisions such as these are inhumane and harmful to the goal of family unity.
High-skilled non-immigrant visas (H1-B) and business immigration: In accord with our support for fair and generous treatment of immigrants, AJC advocates for immigration policies that increase or eliminate the numerical limit of nonimmigrant visas for high-skilled workers in proportion to United States economic demands, and reforms to the immigration system to establish a more fair and sensible pathway to permanent legal status for qualified workers and their families. Such reforms are in the best interest of our country’s economy and our local community’s well-being.