The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Delays Effective Date of H-1B Selection Final Rule! The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on January 7th the H-1B Selection final rule, “USCIS Modifies H-1B Selection Process to Prioritize Wages“. This rule change amends the regulations governing the process by which USCIS selects H-1B registrations for filing the H-1B cap-subject petitions. To give the USCIS more time to review and prepare for the changes, DHS has delayed the effective date of this final rule from March 9, 2021 to December 31, 2021. For the upcoming H-1B cap season, USCIS will apply the current regulations of random selection for this registration period which will take place before effective date of Dec. 31, 2021.
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USCIS (USCIS.gov), 2/4/21, News Alert: