The US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on January 7, 2021, concerning a final rule change in the H1-B Visa cap selection process.
The USCIS announced that the final rule will affect the selection process of lottery procedures and will prioritize wages to protect the interests of US workers.
What is the H1-B Visa Selection Process?
According to the USCIS, the current selection process for the H1-B Visa makes it difficult for businesses to plan their hiring and fails to make the foreign workers compete resulting in an influx of foreign workers in low-wage positions at the expense of US workers. See our H-1B Visa Business Plan service.
The final rule change will provide benefits to the employers to offer high wage positions and hire highly skilled workers and help them to establish a plan for their personnel needs and remain competitive.
This final rule will be implemented 60 days after its publication in the Federal Register.
How Will the Final Rule Affect the H1-B Visa Selection Process?
This alteration will only affect H1-B applications submitted by foreign workers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for H-1B regular cap and H-1B advanced degree exemption.
This rule will not affect the selection order between the two as set by the H1-B registration final rule.