USCIS Letter to Senator Grassley on Strengthening the Integrity of Nonimmigrant Worker Programs

On 4/4/18, USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna provided an update to Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) on USCIS efforts to narrow eligibility for, or eliminate altogether, specific nonimmigrant worker programs including the H-1B, H-2B, TN, and L-1B visa programs. 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.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 18042332.

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