USCIS Now Says It Is Not Considering Changes to Post-Six Year H-1B Extensions
January 11, 2018
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Article by Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C.
January 11, 2018
According to recent media reports USCIS has now backed off its proposal to change the H-1B program. It now claims it is no longer considering plans to restrict H-1B workers seeking employment-based adjustment of status from obtaining additional 3-year extensions of their H-1B status beyond the normal six-year limitation on such status if they are the beneficiary of an approved I-140. It is unclear why USCIS has changed its position, but this may be due to pressure put on the Trump Administration by business groups. USCIS asserts that it will continue to consider other policy and regulatory changes to the employment-based immigration system to implement the Administrations Buy American, Hire American executive order. We will continue to monitor developments and report on other proposed changes as we learn of them.