D&S Immigration Update: DHS Releases Final Rule Regarding Retention of Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released published final rule today, November 18, 2016, which aims to improve the ability of U.S. employers to hire and retain high-skilled workers who are beneficiaries of approved I-140 employment-based immigrant visa petitions and are waiting to become lawful permanent residents, while increasing the ability of those workers to seek promotions, accept lateral positions with current employers, change employers, or pursue other employment options.

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