New Biden AI Executive Order to Ease Immigration Barriers
President Biden signed an artificial intelligence executive order Monday to make it easier for the U.S. to attract foreign AI talent and increase American competitiveness.
Specific proposals include streamlining the renewal process for J-1 and F-1 visa holders, modernizing H-1B visa rules, updating the J-1 Exchange Visitor Skills List to address skill gaps, and establishing a Global AI Talent Attraction Program.
Mayors of Five Big Cities Seek Meeting With Biden on Migrants
The mayors of five major U.S. cities are urging President Biden for a meeting to discuss the growing migrant influx.
They claim they have not received sufficient federal assistance and request $5 billion in funding, arguing their city budgets and local taxpayers are bearing the brunt of the situation.
Immigration Advocates Urge Biden Administration to Issue Work Permit Extensions
Immigration advocates have called on the Biden administration to issue an immediate extension for expiring work permits.
In 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a policy that granted an additional 540 days of work authorization for immigrants with expiring Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). With the policy coming to a close, hundreds of thousands of immigrants are at risk of losing work authorization.
U.S. Federal Court Drops Lawsuit Over Texas Migrant Transport
A U.S. federal appeals court in New Orleans sided with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, ruling that immigration advocates did not have the legal authority to sue the state over its migrant transportation program.
The state of Texas is also facing a pending lawsuit by the Biden administration over its installation of large buoys in the Rio Grande intended to deter migrant crossings in the region.