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USCIS expands prohibition on multiple H-1B cap-subject filings by "related entities"

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 23, 2018

    USCIS issues a policy memorandum that adopts the AAO decision in Matter of S- Inc., making it binding on all USCIS adjudication officers. The decision addresses the prohibition on multiple H-1B filings by "related entities" for the same beneficiary indicating that "related entities" can include entities that file H-1B petitions for the same beneficiary for "substantially the same job," even if those entities are not actually related through corporate ownership and control. [ID # 505]

    USCIS Policy Memorandum (PM-602-0159): *Matter of S-,Inc.,* Adopted Decision 2018-02 (AAO Mar. 23, 2018)
  2. Effective Date

    April 2, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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