Immigration tends to look different every year depending on a number of factors. This includes the current administration and its policies, the state of global and national economies, social climate and much more.
What does immigration look like in 2023 so far? What are the projected speculations about it, especially when it comes to visas?
A standstill between policies
Forbes takes a look at the future of immigration in 2023. First, it is important to note that starting in January of 2023, the House of Representatives has a majority of Republicans. The Senate, on the other hand, has a majority of Democrats.
Because of the differences between these two parties and their policies on immigration, many people speculate that 2023 will not see many differences in regard to immigration policies. Old ones will likely not retire and new ones will likely not get introduced.
Unfortunately, many of the Republicans have taken hard stances in the past against immigration in general. This means that both universities and employers looking to allow immigrants into their schools and businesses should expect a rocky reception from the House at best.
Not only is there less leniency for illegal immigration, but there are some hardline stances against even legal immigration for businesses, as well as for the allowance of international students.
However, the current status quo will likely continue through 2023 regarding the current number of visas available for certain immigrants.