On November 18, 2016, USCIS published a final rule to modernize and improve several aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs. USCIS has also amended regulations to better enable U.S. employers to hire and retain certain foreign workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions and are waiting to become lawful permanent residents.
Among other things, DHS is amending its regulations to:
They are the principal beneficiaries of an approved Form I-140 petition,
An immigrant visa is not authorized for issuance for their priority date, and
They can demonstrate compelling circumstances exist that justify DHS issuing an employment authorization document in its discretion.
Such employment authorization may only be renewed in limited circumstances and only in one year increments.
This rule goes into effect on Jan. 17, 2017.For more information, you may click the link below:https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/18/2016-27540/retention-of-eb-1-eb-2-and-eb-3-immigrant-workers-and-program-improvements-affecting-high-skilled
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