Increase support to process asylum applications.
Update qualifications for granting asylum.
Restore the Central American Minors program (which allows children to apply for refugee status in their home countries).
Increase refugee cap.
Temporary Worker Status
A system designed to be data-driven and flexible, with caps in visa programs tied to changing economic conditions.
Ensure that migrant workers are paid fairly through prevailing wage rules.
– Requiring that all workers with temporary visas are paid no less than the local average or median wage for their job;
Update, simplify, and standardize temporary work visa programs.
– Reform the recruitment process for transparency and accountability for migrants who are abroad.
– Uncoupling visas for temporary migrant workers from their employers.
– Providing a path from temporary status to permanent residence that is not controlled by employers.
– Appropriating more funding to labor standards agencies for enforcement and oversight of a reformed system.
– Regulating foreign labor recruiters.
– Protect workers from the threat of employer retaliation and deportation.
Reform family-based immigration system. To reunite families who have family members working in US.
Eliminating per-country caps
Changes to employment-based immigration system
Roadmap to citizenship for current immigrants
– three-year and eight-year plan
– improving access to green cards for workers in lower-wage industries,
– giving dependents of H-1B holders work authorization, and preventing children of H-1B holders from aging out of the system.