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USCIS Temporary Final Rule Extending H-2A Requirement Changes Due to COVID-19

USCIS temporary final rule which continues to allow H-2A employees whose extension of stay H-2A petitions are supported by valid temporary labor certifications issued by DOL to begin work with a new employer immediately after the extension of stay petition is received by USCIS. The rule is effective from 12/18/20 through 12/18/23, and applies to H-2A petitions requesting an extension of stay received on or after 12/18/20, but no later than 6/16/21. (85 FR 82291, 12/18/20)

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

8 CFR Parts 214 and 274a

[CIS No. 2678–21; DHS Docket No. USCIS– 2020–0008]

RIN 1615–AC55

Temporary Changes to Requirements Affecting H–2A Nonimmigrants due to the COVID–19 National Emergency: Extension of Certain Flexibilities

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

ACTION: Temporary final rule

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20121732.

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