(NEWS) Biden’s bill will address legal status for undocumented residents but likely avoid revamping H-1B and other work-based visa programs

When lawmakers formally unveil, possibly later this week, the comprehensive immigration bill that President Joe Biden outlined and promised on his first day in office, the measure will include provisions to create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, particularly essential workers. But experts say the new administration is likely to hold off on turning to the politically tougher task of revamping temporary visa programs.Theresa Cardinal Brown, immigration director at the Bipartisan Policy Center and a former Department of Homeland Security official, said the administration doesn’t appear to be “actively negotiating” congressional changes to employment-based immigration.

Visa changes face tougher road in immigration overhaul efforts
Susan Monyak, Roll Call
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