How This Impacts Mobility
Issues that are important to mobility, such as the economy, workforce immigration and tax policies were highlighted through the RNC, are mentioned in the Republican Party’s Platform and the work the administration has been doing on these issues are spotlighted on the President Trump’s Promises Kept website. For the economy, Trump has called for an aggressive reopening while also supporting employer COVID-19 liability protections if the employer took reasonable efforts to comply with mandatory standards and regulations. Trump also has a “hire American” approach to business immigration, reflected in this year’s proclamations banning the entry and issuance of new immigrant visas to foreign nationals outside the U.S., and the issuance of new nonimmigrant visas (e.g., L-1, H-1B, H-4) to foreign nationals outside the U.S. with narrow exceptions until the end of the year. Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 decreased the corporate income tax rate to 21% but also suspended through 2025 the moving tax expense deduction and exclusion for the relocation of transferees. Whatever the outcome of the election, Worldwide ERC® will continue to monitor and advocate on these important public policy 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.
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.