Last week, the New York Times reported that new USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas is preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). The Director's preparations aren't wishcasting, but are directives from the President himself. The odds of CIR may increase if the President takes a personal interest in the issue.
For members of the healthcare industry, this is a welcome bit of news. Sen. Schumer's staff is said to be working on a CIR bill. The Senator has long been a friend of reasonable healthcare visa numbers. If CIR can gain momentum, there is a good chance that the long retrogression may be over.