On December 31, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security released proposals to streamline and update certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs in order to benefit participating employers and employees. The first portion of the proposed rules would clarify and improve policies related to H-1B workers, including:
The second portion of the proposal would improve the ability of certain foreign workers to accept new jobs and promotions by changing the following:
Finally, DHS is also proposing several changes to its regulations governing its processing of applications for employment authorization:
The public has until February 29, 2016 to comment on these proposed rule changes, which would take effect upon publication in the Federal Register. Employers and employees who participate in these visa programs will likely be pleased with these changes, which should help skilled and educated workers be more productive and their jobs and contribute more fully to the American economy.
If you have questions about any of these issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Joseph & Hall P.C. to speak with one of our immigration experts!
On December 31, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security released proposals to streamline and update certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs in order to benefit participating employers and employees. …
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