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USCIS restricts employers' outside counsel from signing H-1B petitions

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 15, 2018

    Employers will no longer be able to authorize their outside counsel to sign immigration applications and petitions on their behalf. The new policy means employers will no longer have the flexibility of asking outside counsel to sign immigration submissions on behalf of the company. The policy allows H-1B petitions to be submitted only by employees or owners of a company. [ID #500]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    March 17, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

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