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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC13 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Strengthening the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification Program 
Abstract:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will propose to revise the definition of specialty occupation to increase focus on obtaining the best and the brightest foreign nationals via the H-1B program, and revise the definition of employment and employer-employee relationship to better protect U.S. workers and wages. In addition, DHS will propose additional requirements designed to ensure employers pay appropriate wages to H-1B visa holders.

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214.2(h)(4)   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1184, 1101 et seq. and 1103(a)    6 U.S.C. 101 et seq. and 112    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Charles Locky Nimick
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 1100,
Washington, DC 20529-2090
Phone:202 272-8377
Fax:202 272-1480