USCIS Modifies H-1B Selection Process!

USCIS announced that they have published the final rule in the Federal Register, implicating the Trump Administration’s modifications to the H-1B Visa Program! These changes will affect H-1B cap selection process, amend current lottery procedures, and prioritize (increase) wages!

Joseph Edlow, USCIS Deputy Director for Policy stated, “The current H-1B random selection process makes it difficult for businesses to plan their hiring, fails to leverage the program to compete for the best and brightest international workforce, and has predominately resulted in the annual influx of foreign labor placed in low-wage positions at the expense of U.S. workers.”

For complete details, please review USCIS News Release, “USCIS Modifies H-1B Selection Process to Prioritize Wages”.



Source of Information:

USCIS (, 1/7/21, News Release:

USCIS Modifies H-1B Selection Process to Prioritize Wages


Final Rule published by Department of Homeland Security on 1/8/21: Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions

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