ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE



The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
© 1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

View RSS Feed

Chris Musillo on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration

DHS DIR. CISSNA CONTINUES THE ASSAULT ON H-1Bs

Rate this Entry
by Chris Musillo

Earlier this month, USCIS Director Francis Cissna in a letter to Sen. Grassley (R-IA) described a number of forthcoming policies aimed at restricting the H-1B. Dir. Cissna’s policy changes hide behind fraud concerns. The real target is reducing legal immigration.

The new restrictions that USCIS plan to unilaterally impose include:


  • Rewrite the definition of “Specialty Occupation”. USCIS will rewrite the definition of specialty occupation. Under the current “bottom-up” approach, US employers decide who comes to America. The agency’s “big government” rewrite will create more regulation, more USCIS officer discretion, and less accountability for USCIS officers. These policies are being produced because the administration thinks that it knows who are the “best and brightest,” instead of the marketplace.






  • Ratcheting up third-party worksite H-1B denials. Despite no objective evidence that fraud exists in third-party staffing situations, USCIS seeks to ask for additional evidence that it does not ask for in first-party worksite assignments. This issue seems ripe for litigation. It seems inevitable that an H-1B employer will successfully challenge the Service’s overreaching requests in this area.


_____
Please read the Musillo Unkenholt Healthcare and Immigration Law Blog at www.musillo.com and www.ilw.com. You can also visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinknedIn.

Submit "DHS DIR. CISSNA CONTINUES THE ASSAULT ON H-1Bs" to Facebook Submit "DHS DIR. CISSNA CONTINUES THE ASSAULT ON H-1Bs" to Twitter Submit "DHS DIR. CISSNA CONTINUES THE ASSAULT ON H-1Bs" to Google Submit "DHS DIR. CISSNA CONTINUES THE ASSAULT ON H-1Bs" to StumbleUpon Submit "DHS DIR. CISSNA CONTINUES THE ASSAULT ON H-1Bs" to Reddit Submit "DHS DIR. CISSNA CONTINUES THE ASSAULT ON H-1Bs" to Digg Submit "DHS DIR. CISSNA CONTINUES THE ASSAULT ON H-1Bs" to del.icio.us

Tags: None Add / Edit Tags

Comments

Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: