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Job Portability Memo's Focus On DOL Codes Stirs Worries

Law360, New York (November 24, 2015, 9:52 PM EST) -- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services earned praise for addressing career progression issues in its new policy memo on job portability for certain immigrants seeking green cards, but left attorneys worried that the draft memo places too much emphasis on the U.S. Department of Labor's job classification codes.

The draft policy memo posted by the USCIS on Friday aims to provide immigration officers with guidance on how to determine whether two jobs are in a "same or similar" category when it comes to green card seekers who wish to change jobs. This process was created to give more job flexibility to foreign workers...

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