The move is part of the Trump administration’s interest in “strengthening the integrity of our nation’s immigration system” by creating more robust vetting procedures, Acting USCIS Director James McCament said in a statement.
High-skilled frustration: The added hurdle for green cards will likely frustrate companies like tech firms that say they need workers with specialized skills from abroad to meet their labor needs. Tech firms argue they wouldn’t have to rely on H-1B visas (which the Trump administration would like to restrict) if the process for employment-based green cards wasn’t so arduous. As of Oct.1, the process will take more time.
Axios August, 2017