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To many in New Jersey, across the United States and even outside the country, it can seem as if certain parts of the law are constantly up for debate. Currently, immigration is certainly at the center of many debates, and additional proposals regarding changes continue to be announced. One such proposal from the current presidential administration was recently discussed.

According to reports, the changes proposed would involve limiting family-based immigration and focusing more on allowing high-skilled immigrants into the country. In regard to the family-based immigration changes, the proposal indicates that nuclear families would gain priority over extended family members. As a result, spouses and children of citizens would have better chances of entering the United States as opposed to relatives outside the immediate family.

The proposal also indicated that a points system would be established that would rank green card applicants based on their age, education and other factors. Education and skills are being more highly prioritized in efforts to encourage immigrants with higher levels of education to come to the country. It was also noted that the number of green cards allowed each year would likely remain the same at 1.1 million.

Unfortunately for many immigrants, these continued proposals can have them feeling at a loss. Immigration law is certainly difficult to understand, and some may feel disheartened at the news of even more possible changes. However, interested parties could gain assistance from New Jersey attorneys experienced in this area of law and who stay updated on any changes and how those changes could affect immigrants.