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Fragomen Commentary on Trump Administration’s Issuance of Two New Rules To Restrict H-1B Visas

Fragomen Commentary on Trump Administration’s Issuance of Two New Rules To Restrict H-1B Visas

The Trump administration has introduced two new rules with respect to H-1B visas. The DOL has issued a new rule designed to make it much more expensive to employ an H-1B visa holder, while the DHS released a new regulation to limit H-1B visas by introducing restrictive definitions of a specialty occupation and an employer-employee relationship, and limiting H-1B approvals to one year for work at customer locations.

In several media stories, Fragomen attorneys comment on both regulations, which seek to bypass the normal rulemaking process, raising several legal questions.

Read more here in Forbes, two stories in The Times of India (here and here) and Law360.