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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC85 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●Petition for Immigrant Worker Reforms 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to amend its regulations governing employment-based immigrant petitions in the first, second, and third preference classifications. Petitions for these classifications are filed by employers, or in certain cases by noncitizens on their own behalf, to bring talent and skills to the United States. The proposed rule would, if finalized, codify current policy guidance and implement administrative decisions regarding successorship-in-interest and ability to pay; update provisions governing extraordinary ability and outstanding professors and researchers; modernize outdated provisions for individuals of extraordinary ability and outstanding professors and researchers; clarify evidentiary requirements for first preference classifications, second preference national interest waiver (NIW) classifications, and physicians of national and international renown; implement reforms to ensure the integrity of the I-140 program; and correct errors and omissions.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 204.5    8 CFR 212.15    8 CFR 214.2   
Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 112    8 U.S.C. 1103(a)    8 U.S.C. 1153(b)    8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(E) and (F)    8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)(C) and (r)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Charles Nimick
Chief, Business and Foreign Workers Division, Office of Policy and Strategy
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
5900 Capital Gateway Drive, Suite 4S190,
Camp Springs, MD 20588-0009
Phone:240 721-3000