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Enhancing Opportunities for H-1B1, E-3 and CW-1 Nonimmigrants and Certain EB-1 Immigrants
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited you to participate in a stakeholder engagement on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) final rule, “Enhancing Opportunities.” This is one of the recommendations published in the White House Report for Modernizing & Streamlining our Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century (PDF).
This final rule, posted to the Federal Register on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 and effective on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, revises regulations affecting highly skilled workers in the nonimmigrant classifications for specialty occupations from Chile, Singapore (H-1B1) and Australia (E-3); the immigrant classification for employment-based first preference (EB-1) outstanding professors and researchers; and nonimmigrant workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) classification.
The revisions to these regulations remove unnecessary hurdles that place such workers at a disadvantage when compared to similarly situated workers in other visa classifications.
USCIS provided an overview of the regulatory revisions reflected in the final rule and responded to non-case specific questions.