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USA: Regulatory agendas for Autumn 2018 are released

The Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labour release regulatory agendas for Autumn 2018

H-1B requirements

The Department of Homeland Security is revising the “speciality occupation” requirements in order to increase the amounts of obtaining the best foreign national workers through this route. The proposal to re-evaluate the requirements will most likely be published in August 2019.

H-1B Cap

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed an amendment to the H-1B cap in order to regulate the acceptance of applications and the lottery process. Details are currently not released.

H-4 Employment Authorisation

The plan may be to remove certain H4 spouse from the EAD (work authorisation) eligibility. The changes are due to be published.

More information

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Immigration team at immigration@sterling.com or call +44(0)20 8836 3359.

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