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Administration’s immigration wish list could affect employers

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The Trump administration has released a new report on the rulemaking efforts U.S. administrative agencies intend to pursue in the near- and long-term. Issued in late 2017, the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions contains items that, if enacted, could affect employers’ immigration programs.

Among the proposals:

  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is proposing to issue a rule that would eliminate the ability of certain H-4 spouses to obtain employment authorization documents.
  • USCIS also proposes to establish an electronic registration system for H-1B petitions that are subject to the annual quotas known as H-1B cap filings. The Department of Homeland Security says the rule is “intended to allow USCIS to more efficiently manage the intake and lottery process” for H-1B petitions.
  • The rule may include a provision for a modified selection process outlined in the Presidential Executive...(register to read more)

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