“AILA cannot support legislation that places additional burdens on those who are already waiting in the immigrant visa backlog and that would extend the risk of children aging out and keeping families in limbo for longer.”
This is very good news for all immigrants from all over the world. All of Us urges other immigration organizations and higher education institutions to join the opposition.
Why AILA Opposes S.386 and Supports The RELIEF Act?
The new changes to S.386 are Harmful as “the new version of the bill Removes the “do no harm” provision (included in the original version), which would have guaranteed that anyone who had an approved employment-based immigrant visa petition would receive a visa no later than they would under current law.” and “Requires an unnecessary two-year waiting period for early adjustment filings.”
AILA further urges Senators to oppose S.386 in its current form and to “withdraw their support if they cosponsored the original bill”. AILA also believes that the reform in the immigration policy
“must be done in a way that does not adversely impact those who are already waiting in line for an immigrant visa and that does not close off opportunities for immigration in the future. “
which is reason AILA supports the RELIEF Act proposed by Senator Durbin.
“AILA urges Congress to support the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families (RELIEF) Act (S. 2603/H.R. 5327) which provides smart, holistic solutions to the problems caused by the immigrant visa backlog…”