On January 30, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security announced the publication of a Final Rule making changes to the H-1B program. As E&M Mayock predicted, this year’s H-1B cap season will be the same as in seasons past.
On November 30, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require US employers to electronically pre-register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before an H-1B petition is filed.
USCIS has published a policy memorandum clarifying the requirements for an L-1 Visa (“one-year foreign employment requirement”).
USCIS and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are extending the joint agency pilot program for Canadian citizens seeking L-1 nonimmigrant status under NAFTA.