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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC35 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Implementing a Known Employer Program for Certain Employment-Based Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Classification 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will propose regulations to amend the filing process for certain employers seeking to hire certain workers through employment-based visa categories. Specifically, eligible employers may be able to request that USCIS pre-adjudicate certain eligibility requirements of petitions relating to certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa classifications. This change would promote simplicity and efficiency in the benefit application process for employers, while allowing USCIS to further protect benefit integrity and ensure consistency with respect to adjudications. In addition, this initiative would reduce paper work for all parties. This NPRM would propose to codify the USCIS’ Known Employer Pilot Program, which has been in effect since March 2016 and runs through May 2020. 

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: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 103    8 CFR 214   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101    8 U.S.C. 1184   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brian Hunt
Acting Chief, Business and Foreign Workers Division, Office of Policy and Strategy
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 1200,
Washington, DC 20529-2200
Phone:202 272-8377
Fax:202 272-1480