DHS Knocked For Restrictiveness Of Immigrant Work Rule

By Allissa Wickham (March 2, 2016, 6:44 PM EST) -- Attorneys and immigration groups are urging the government to use a broader standard to allow certain foreign nationals to seek work authorization, casting doubt on a "compelling circumstances" requirement in their comments on a proposed job flexibility rule.

The proposed regulation, rolled out late last year by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, aims to boost job flexibility for certain foreign workers. Formal comments on the new rule were due by Monday, and while stakeholders had some praise for the unemployment grace periods in the measure, attorneys didn't hesitate to criticize a provision that requires foreign workers to show compelling circumstances if they...

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