Employment Based Visas

USCIS Proposes Rule To Improve Certain Aspects of Employment Based Visas

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) is seeking public comments on a rule that would modernize and improve certain aspects of employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs. USCIS is also proposing regulatory amendments to better enable U.S. employers to hire and retain certain foreign workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions are waiting to become lawful permanent residents (“LPRs”). The public has until February 29, 2016 to comment. Among other things, USCIS is proposing to amend its regulations in order to: