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USCIS reports efforts to narrow eligibility for nonimmigrant worker programs

  1. Original Date Announced

    April 4, 2018

    USCIS Director Cissna sends letter to Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) on USCIS efforts to narrow eligibility for, or eliminate altogether, specific nonimmigrant worker programs including H-1B, H-2B, TN, and L-1B. Letter states that USCIS expanded its administrative site visit program to cover L-1B status, clarified its positions on L-1 and TN visa proxy votes, created a fraud reporting system for H-1B and H-2B visas and instructed officers to apply the same level of scrutiny to both initial applications and renewals. The letter indicates that USCIS plans to propose regulatory changes to remove H-4 spouses from the class of individuals eligible for employment authorization. The letter also indicates that USCIS is working on proposed regulations to establish an electronic registration program for petitions subject to the H-1B cap and to revise the definition of specialty occupation. [ID #507]

    USCIS Director Cissna Letter to Senator Grassley, Chairman of Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  2. Effective Date

    April 4, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS


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