Bloomberg Law
Dec. 21, 2021, 4:05 PM

U.S. Withdraws Rule Shifting H-1B Selection to Wage-Based System

Andrew Kreighbaum
Andrew Kreighbaum

The Department of Homeland Security is withdrawing a rule that would have shifted the selection of H-1B applications from a lottery system to a process that prioritized high-wage positions.

The withdrawal complies with a September federal court ruling that vacated the rule, the agency said in a Federal Register notice released Tuesday. The final regulations were set to take effect Dec. 31.

The rule, one of the final actions taken by President Donald Trump’s administration, was issued to encourage employers to offer higher wages or petition for higher-skill positions to increase the chances of selection in the H-1B petition process, ...

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