(OPINION) Tech companies urge U.S. to let the kids of visa holders stay past the age of 21

A coalition of tech companies including , , and are urging the Department of Homeland Security to revise policies for children of high-skilled visa holders, many of whom work for their businesses, so they can stay past the age of 21 without a green card.

In a letter to DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas made public on Tuesday, the companies asked that the Biden administration “establish more robust aging out policies.” They point to the more than 200,000 children who have grown up in the U.S. while their parents held visas, including the high-skilled H1-B visa that’s particularly common in the tech industry. Once those children turn 21, they must apply for a green card, a process that can drag on and even force some to leave in the interim…

Lauren Feiner, CNBC, June 7, 2022
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