Homeland Security Amending H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has published an interim final rule amending regulations governing the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program. The purpose of the changes is to better ensure that each H-1B worker will be working for a qualified employer in a position that meets the statutory definition of a “specialty occupation.” Comments on the interim final rule are due within 60 days of the publication of this notice in the Oct. 8, 2020 Federal Register.