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Dear Sophie,

I’m contemplating the Biden administration’s attempts to hold talent that is AI the United States. How is the administration making it easier for AI companies to sponsor employees for permanent residence? Will the true wide range of green cards earmarked for individuals into the AI area enhance?

— Exactly about AI

Dear All,

Thanks for the timely questions! We’ve seen various improvements throughout the last 2 yrs for creators immigration that is seeking such as the O-1A, EB-2 NIW, and even EB-1A. Recently, President Biden issued an executive order on AI, published in the Federal Register on 1, 2023 november.  It included a few immigration-related mandates directed at attracting and keeping international talent that is AI

One of those mandates called for the Secretary of Labor to publish an RFI (Request for Information) by mid-December to solicit input from the public on expanding the Department of Labor’s Schedule A shortage occupation list. The executive order sought to identify “AI and other STEM-related occupations, as well as additional occupations across the economy, for which there is an number that is insufficient of, ready, ready, and skilled usa employees.”

In summary, the* that is( seeks to determine:

  • What types of data should be used to forecast potential labor shortages?
  • What methods measure the presence and severity of labor shortages?
  • What is a reliable, objective, and method that is transparent recognize STEM professions with a labor shortage?
  • Should the methodology affect verticals beyond STEM?
  • How might you recognize non-STEM professions?

Employers just who use an innovative new or employee that is existing an occupation listed in Schedule A can bypass the PERM labor certification process required for an EB-2 advanced degree or exceptional ability green cards and EB-3 green cards for professionals.

Ahead of the RFI, the Institute for Progress (IFP), a non-partisan think tank that focuses on innovation policy, created a data-driven method to identify the occupations that should be on Schedule A. I talk about this method, called the Help Wanted Index, in more detail below.

Now, let’s dive into your questions, taking your one that is second first