USCIS Clarifies Rules for Issuing L-1 Visas for Business Owners: What Has Changed

USCIS Clarifies Rules for Issuing L-1 Visas for Business Owners: What Has Changed

  • 23.10.2023 11:56

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has explained who can obtain an L-1 visa (a non-immigrant work visa for company managers), as well as clarified the difference between an entrepreneur and a company executive and who among them is eligible for an L-1 visa.

Homan criticized the program for providing legal assistance to migrants who cross the border.

"They're going to use taxpayer dollars to provide legal assistance to illegal aliens to fight the government," he noted. "All these services combined are a massive giveaway that will cost billions of dollars."

According to ICE, in the 2020 fiscal year, the number of migrants under ICE supervision in the country was 3.26 million, increasing to 4.7 million by the 2022 fiscal year.

When migrants arrive in the US seeking asylum, most of them are required to check in regularly at an ICE office where they reside. Others wear ankle monitors or must check in through an app with facial recognition capabilities.

In 2021, there was an average of 125 people per case manager, responsible for overseeing them.

In August, ICE sent a Request for Information form to American "service providers" to determine their interest in participating in the government-funded program.

The Biden administration, as stated in the ICE Q&A form, is in the planning stage and has not yet rolled out the RRM program but plans to send out a "Request for Proposals" to providers in the 2024 fiscal year.

According to the RFI, RRM is expected to replace its "predecessor" - the Alternative to Detention (ATD) program introduced in 2004. The new initiative will "require additional funding" currently allocated to ATD.

According to ICE estimates, in the 2023 fiscal year, only 194,632 migrants are tracked using GPS or other technologies as part of the ATD program, which means millions of migrants are wandering around the country without monitoring.

During Biden's presidency, US Customs and Border Protection has faced a record number of migrants. According to the agency's data, only in the 2022 fiscal year, their number exceeded 2.76 million.

A Department of Homeland Security report noted that the government previously admitted to losing track of 177,000 migrants after they were released in the US.