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New DOL & DHS Rules Make Game Changing Revisions to PERM and H-1B Wages and Minimum Qualifications

On October 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the text of game changing revisions to PERM and H-1B regulations. The DOL has announced that an Interim Final Rule, making sweeping changes to H-1B and PERM wage requirements, will be published October 8, 2020 and will be effective immediately upon publication. On the same day, DHS announced the publication of new regulations tightening requirements for H-1B degree requirements and employer / employee relationships. These new regulations are intended to protect U.S. workers by narrowing the pool of qualifying H-1B petitions to high wage / high skill positions.

Don’t Miss Out on Applying for the Diversity Visa Lottery! It might be your lucky day…

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to file an application for the Diversity Visa Lottery! Applications for the 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program will be accepted online starting Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).  Applications must be submitted by noon EDT on Tuesday, November 10, 2022. There is no filing tee to apply.

Judge Halts June Executive Order Providing Relief for Named Parties to Law Suit

On October 1, 2020, a California federal judge issued a ruling overturning the June 24, 2020 Executive Order blocking the issuance of new nonimmigrant employment visas. The judge ruled that President Donald Trump likely overstepped his authority when he issued the Executive Order under coronavirus-related restrictions. This is great news for foreign workers who work for U.S. employers in H-1B, L-1 and J-1 status.  It relieves one obstacle to their ability to leave the U.S. and travel overseas. 

October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, H-1B, Immigration, L-1A Visa, Nonimmigrant Visas, Travel Ban, USCIS|Tags: , , , , , |

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