NewsFlash! Trump Administration Issuing Rules Today that will Significantly Impact H1B Program

Update: The unpublished version of the DOL rule can be found here, and the unpublished version of the DHS rule is available here.


It has been reported that on October 6, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will issue two rules by the end of the day that will make significant changes to the H1B specialty occupation program. More specifically, it is expected that the DHS will raise the minimum salary levels for the foreign workers and will further narrow the definition of “specialty occupation.” Both rules are said to be posted as final rules to take effect on Thursday, October 8, 2020, and will go into effect in 60 days. The new rules are expected to affect eligibility of about one-third of H1B workers and are likely to be challenged in courts.

The Murthy Law Firm will closely monitor this important development and post new information as it becomes available.


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