Original Date AnnouncedMarch 31, 2017
USCIS no longer presumes that computer programmer jobs are eligible for the H-1B program. Computer programmers can still qualify for H-1B status but must demonstrate their eligibility, with particular scrutiny on petitions for entry-level positions offering a Level 1 wage.
[ID #466]USCIS Policy Memorandum (PM-602-0142): Rescission of the December 22, 2000 "Guidance memo on H1B computer related positions"
Effective DateMarch 31, 2017
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedFebruary 3, 2021
Rescission of 2017 Policy Memorandum PM-602-0142
This Biden Administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On February 3, 2021, USCIS rescinded PM-602-0142 "Rescission of the December 22, 2000 'Guidance memo on H1B computer related positions.'"View Document
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedMarch 12, 2021
USCIS May Reopen H-1B Petitions Denied Under Three Rescinded Policy Memos
On March 12, 2021 USCIS announced that it may reopen H-1B petitions denied under three rescinded Trump administration memos, including the policy identified in this entry.View Document
Current StatusNot in effectFebruary 3, 2021
Acted on by Biden AdministrationMarch 12, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration