USCIS-ITServe Settlement Overturns 10 Years Of H-1B Visa Policies [Forbes]

• USCIS has reached a settlement with the business group ITServe Alliance. As a result, 10 years of policies restricting H-1B visa holders and employers is now overturned.

• Back on January 8, 2010, “USCIS began with the “Neufeld” memo issued on January 8, 2010. In that memo, USCIS asserted the authority to deny H-1B petitions based on a potentially restrictive understanding of what constituted an “employer-employee” relationship, including when an H-1B visa holder performed work at a customer’s location,” writes Anderson.

• This settlement is one piece of news relating to the H-1B. Many expect the administration to issue new restrictions in the near future.