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Administration Aims to Make Things Easier on Skilled Immigrants

Nov. 17, 2016, 9:49 PM

The Department of Homeland Security is taking steps to help high-skilled immigrant workers who are trying to get their green cards.

Final regulations issued Nov. 17 (RIN:1615-AC05) deal with how to retain skilled workers who came to the U.S. on temporary H-1B visas but who are in the midst of what can be an extremely lengthy green card application process. Because of annual limits on employment-based green cards—coupled with per-country caps—the wait for a green card can be years or even decades, and that’s after an application has been approved.

The DHS regulations are aimed at easing that ...