H-1B visa regulations expected to be revised; tech workers could bear the brunt



a book on a table: H-1B visa regulations expected to be revised; tech workers could bear the brunt


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H-1B visa regulations expected to be revised; tech workers could bear the brunt

For H-1B workers, things might go further down before America votes to select the new President on November 3. For, the Department of Homeland and Security’s (DHS) proposed changes to the H-1B programme might just take effect before the US gets the new President.

On September 4, DHS submitted the regulation to strengthen the H-1B programme to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB has 90 days to review the regulation and once OMB clears the regulation, it is likely to take effect immediately.

Fragomen, one of the leading immigration law firms in the US, said in a blog that it could take less than 90 days for the agency to review “given the rule’s importance to the Trump Administration”.

What are these changes?

Details of these changes are kept confidential of

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