FWD.us Statement on Final Rule Implementing Two Major Changes to the H-1B Visa Selection Process

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Final Rule implementing two major changes proposed by the Trump Administration to the H-1B selection process. FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today on the final rule:

“The changes are, on the whole, a positive step in the right direction. While we do not agree with every aspect of the final rule, we appreciate and are encouraged by DHS incorporating the comments provided by the American people, including leaders in the business and education community. Specifically, we strongly support DHS' decision to delay implementation of the pre-registration system until at least next year so the agency can conduct thorough testing and stakeholder engagement. We also support the extension of the filing window to 90 days and the decision to not ‘stagger’ multiple filing windows. The changes in this rule will increase efficiency, but much stronger reforms are needed to ensure U.S. employers can recruit and retain the global talent they need. We urge DHS and Congress to continue engaging U.S. employers and the public on policy improvements to keep America competitive in the 21st century.”

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