How This Impacts Mobility
Issues that are important to mobility, such as the economy, workforce immigration, tax policies and COVID-19 workplace safety are a part of the Democratic Party’s Platform and presidential candidate Joe Biden’s policy proposals. Specifically, Biden and Harris support expanding workplace safety standards during the pandemic and levying fines on businesses that do not meet those standards. They also believe in a more global view of immigration and have indicted a willingness to lift the restrictions on new immigrant and nonimmigrant visas put into place by the Trump administration, while looking to increase the number of high-skilled visas, implementing a wage-based allocation process for certain nonimmigrant visas, and maintaining the ability of H-4 visa holders to continue to seek employment in the U.S. Biden and Harris also supports raising the corporate income tax rate to 28%, which faces an uphill battle in Congress. Whatever the outcome of the election, Worldwide ERC® will monitor and advocate on issues that affect workforce mobility.
The DNC and RNC are reminders of the importance to get out and vote. These steps and resources can make participating in the democratic process of voting easier while working or living outside of the U.S. For those who've recently moved domestically, registering to vote in your new location can ensure that your voice is heard. For those who are U.S. citizens, here is where you can register to vote if you are voting stateside.
Next week we will provide coverage of the Republican National Convention and share the party’s platform.
For more information on the conventions and the election, please reach out to our Vice President, Member Engagement and Public Policy, Rebecca Peters, firstname.lastname@example.org.