NewsFlash! Proposed Rule Related to AC21 Sent to OMB, Few Details Available

On November 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) submitted a proposed rule, entitled “Retention of EB1, EB2, and EB3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting Highly-Skilled H-B Alien Workers,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). No specifics are provided regarding the contents of the proposed rule, but the general description notes that it is intended to “…provide stability and job flexibility for the beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions…” The rule will also clarify certain provisions of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (AC21), as it relates to H1B workers.

Once the OMB completes its evaluation of the proposed rule, the next step would generally be to have the proposal published in the federal register for review and comment. MurthyDotCom will closely monitor this development and publish updates as soon as more details are made available. Subscribe to the MurthyBulletin for future updates.


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