Employment Visas: 2017 Changes And What To Expect Ahead

Law360, New York (January 4, 2018, 5:58 PM EST) -- In line with promises made by then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, over the course of 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security adopted new policies which imposed added burdens upon employers seeking employment-based visas for foreign nationals. This article provides an overview of some of the principal changes to employment-based immigration enacted by DHS during 2017, and the policies DHS has indicated it will pursue for employment-based visas in 2018 and beyond.[1]

2017 Changes to H-1B Processes and Adjudication Trends

Shortly after the November 2016 presidential elections, the incoming Trump administration signaled that it would be targeting the...

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