The Trump administration on Wednesday officially announced a new rule related to the filing of H-1B visas, asserting that it is more efficient, effective and helps in attracting best talent in the US.
The foreign students in US,taking higher education will be the major beneficiaries of the new rule.The new reversed rule on US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects H-1B petitions under the regular cap and the advanced degree exemption.
The new rules needs an electronic registration requirement for petitioners to proceed H-1B visa under cap.
“These simple and smart changes are a positive benefit for employers, the foreign workers they seek to employ, and the agency’s adjudicators, helping the H-1B visa programme work better,” said USCIS Director Francis Cissna.
The new registration system, once implemented, will lower overall costs for employers and increase government efficiency, he said.
To be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, the new rule will go into effect on April 1, though the electronic registration requirement will be suspended for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 cap season, USCIS said.
Only those whose registrations are selected will be eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition. USCIS expects that the electronic registration requirement, once implemented, will reduce overall costs for petitioners and create a more efficient and cost-effective H-1B cap petition process