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H-1B Lottery Proposal Gives Attys Hope For Efficiencies

Law360 (December 12, 2018, 10:18 PM EST) -- Attorneys are cautiously optimistic that a recent U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposal to revamp how the agency processes H-1B visa petitions and applicants with advanced U.S. educational degrees could promote efficiency in adjudications.

The agency published a notice of proposed rulemaking earlier this month that would have H-1B petitioners complete a simple registration form electronically; only those selected by lottery would have to go ahead and provide full applications. The agency is also proposing to change how USCIS counts the visa registrations by including all types of beneficiaries in that lottery, including those with advanced degrees from U.S. schools, and...

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