Ohio residents may be interested in the potential changes that could transpire due to the immigration reform proposed by President Obama in November 2014. On Feb. 24, the President presented a rule revision for visas that will allow highly skilled spouses to begin working in the U.S. this year. Some of these foreign-born spouses have been ineligible to work in this country because of existing immigrant laws.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director believes that the new changes may encourage more highly skilled employees to enter the country and work on H-1B visas or apply for a green card and remain in the U.S. He believes that accepting more of these highly skilled foreign workers into the U.S. may help bolster the economy. He also noted that many of these families experience financial struggles due to the employment constraints created by current laws. According to ABC News, there are approximately 85,000 of these visas issued every year.