Come September, residents of both Russian and the United States who need or want to make multiple trips to the other country will be able to do so with much less hassle. This is due to a new visa program that was recently agreed upon by both the U.S. and Russia's Vladimir Putin. Finalized this past July, it is set to go into effect on Sept. 9. There are multiple reasons residents of both countries are excited about the change.
The excitement surrounding the recent implementation of the deferred deportation program has thus far mostly focused on the steps young immigrants who are in the United States without papers need to take to put off the possibility of deportation for two years, as well as work legally in the country. But how does this new policy impact the businesses employing these workers?
While we will undoubtedly have updates in the upcoming weeks on how the deferred deportation application process is going, both in Miami and throughout the nation, this week we wanted to follow up on a story we first wrote about last month.
By far, the most trending topic on the subject of immigration is the deferred action policy recently announced. Regular readers of this blog in Miami and beyond know that we have been providing updates on the matter as they become available. Last week, we reported that it was not yet clear what steps undocumented immigrants who want to stay in the country needed to take. We now have more information on that.
The much discussed recent changes to immigration law in the United States, whereby individuals who meet certain criteria will be allowed to stay in the country, has excited many throughout the nation. There is good cause for this excitement. One estimate provided by the U.S. government indicates that a total of 1.2 million undocumented immigrants could take advantage of the new program.