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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AB68 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Petitions Filed on Behalf of H-1B Temporary Workers Subject to the Annual Numerical Limitation  

The Department of Homeland Security is finalizing its interim regulation governing petitions filed on behalf of alien workers subject to the annual numerical limitations applicable to the H-1B nonimmigrant classification. This rule precludes a petitioner from filing duplicate petitions on behalf of the same alien temporary worker. This rule also makes accommodations for petitioners to create a more efficient filing process for H-1B petitions subject to the annual numerical limitation. Finally, this rule clarifies treatment of incorrect cap exemption claims and removes certain unnecessary regulatory language.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214 (h)   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1184(g)    INA 214(g)    INA 101(a)(15)(h)    8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  03/24/2008  73 FR 15389   
Interim Final Rule Effective  03/24/2008    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  05/23/2008    
Final Action  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: CIS 2434-07.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Merged with 1615-AB95 
Agency Contact:
Phillip Elder
Associate Counsel
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20529
Phone:202 272-1400
Fax:202 272-1405