New H-1B Rule and Potential Immigration Restrictions Expected by Year-End

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is set to publish a final rule on H-1B visas, anticipated to introduce significant changes. This proposed rule includes contentious measures that mirror a previously blocked Trump administration rule, sparking concerns among businesses and immigration advocates. Key points of contention include the “directly related specific specialty” requirement for specialty occupations and the exclusion of business administration degrees from H-1B eligibility. Commenters argue these provisions could hinder the Biden administration’s goals in AI and the semiconductor industry. The rule is expected to be finalized late in the year, possibly after the upcoming election.

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