NewsFlash! USCIS Will Not Implement Wage-Based H1B Registration System Before Next Year

Tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will publish a rule in the Federal Register that will serve to delay implementation of the January 8, 2021 final rule that had been slated to significantly alter the H1B registration system. Under the now-delayed rule, which was rushed through in the final weeks of the Trump Administration, registrations would have been ranked based on the wage level of the proposed position. Now, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will instead use the same H1B registration system implemented last year.

The rule to convert the registration process to a wage-based system is being delayed until December 31, 2021. In the meantime, the Biden Administration will review the rule and possibly take steps to modify or eliminate it.


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