USCIS is looking for public comments on the proposed regulation that will update and enhance certain aspects of the job based immigrant and non immigrant visa programs. The USCIS is also suggesting the regulatory changes to better enable the US employers to recruit and keep overseas workers who are recipient of the approved job based immigrant visa petitions and who are waiting to become the legal permanent residents.
The notice of this proposed rule making is published in the Federal Register. The public has been asked to comment till 29th February 2016.
The US DHS is suggesting to changes its rules in order to clarify and enhance the agency policies and procedures implementing sections of American Competitiveness in the Act of Twenty-First Century (AC21) and improve the role of USCIS in judging the role of overseas citizens VISA status.
Enabling the U.S. employers to keep recipients of I-140 petition and offer stable and flexible conditions to the overseas citizens. Enhance the job portability for I-140 petitions by restricting the automatic revocation of petition approval.
Clarifying the individual priority date for seeking legal permanent, in case when USIC has discarded the I-140 application on employer’s lack of support for petition or business shut down. Permitting the overseas citizens with high skills in the E-3, H-1B, H-1B1, L-1, or O-1 categories of nonimmigrant visa to apply for unobstructed job for a period of one year. Reforms include possible expansion of visas after the completion of valid period of employment. Extending the visa programs is to help the overseas citizens to find a new job.
These planned amendments would be in domain of public till 29th February, 2016 to seek opinion and it would be effective when concluding regulation is published in Federal Register.