NewsFlash! USCIS Director Discusses Visa Modernization

Earlier today, the Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), León Rodríguez, made a presentation during the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Fifth Annual Conference. During his speech, Mr. Rodríguez only spent a few minutes discussing issues related to the agency’s visa modernization efforts. And, while few details were provided, there were still some intriguing tidbits of information mentioned, including:

  • The USCIS is working to clarify the availability of the national interest waiver (NIW) for the employment-based, second preference (EB2) category, including eligibility for inventors, researchers, and entrepreneurs.
  • The agency is “working quite actively” on regulations to grant certain entrepreneurs the ability to be paroled into the United States.
  • Proposed regulations for American Competitiveness in the Twenty First Century Act (AC21) are in the works and are expected to be unveiled in the coming months.

MurthyDotCom will post a more detailed analysis of the speech in the near future. Subscribe to the MurthyBulletin to receive weekly notifications of all immigration news, including updates on the efforts to improve the plight of foreign nationals undergoing the employment-based immigration process.


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