The ACHIEVE Act = possible W visa coming soon?
The GOP reportedly is set to propose a new W-1 visa, to allow an immigrant to attend college or serve in the military. Then the W visa holder could apply for a 4 year work visa and follow that status to apply for a green card. Citizenship could follow at the end.
W-1 eligibility under ACHEIVE would require:
- 5 years of living in the US prior to the Act going into effect.
- Entry before age 14
- Good moral character
- Knowledge of English, US history and government
- Age 28 or younger at time of applying (or 32 if applicant has Bachelor’s Degree from US college)
- $525 filing fee
- Medical exam
- Background check
- Selective Service registration
This ACHEIVE idea is a starting point but I think will require some compromises, especially this rule on the age at entry.
(excerpts from daily caller)