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February 02, 2016

New Rules From USCIS on H-1B Work Visas, AC21, I-140 Petitions and EADs


The immigration and global mobility team at Faegre Baker Daniels is delighted to invite you to a free webinar focused on two rules recently released from the  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). On December 31, 2015, DHS and USCIS released the following proposed regulation:

“Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” (aka “I-140/AC21/EAD Proposed Regulation”). On January 15, 2016, these agencies released a final rule affecting H-1B1 workers from Chile and Singapore, E-3 visa holders from Australia and EB-1 outstanding professors/researchers.

In this short, 60-minute informal session, our speakers will provide you with an update on these important rules and their impact on the employment-based permanent residence process, works visas, EAD cards and other pertinent issues. We will then give you an opportunity to ask questions. This webinar is part of our series of immigration and global mobility webinars presented by our U.S. and global teams.

Please join as we discuss the following topics as outlined and clarified in these new immigration rules:

  • I-140 Employment Authorization in Compelling Circumstances
  • H-1B and H-4 extensions under AC21 and beyond the six-year time limitation of the H-1B category
  • I-485 portability pursuant to AC21
  • I-140 Immigrant Visa Petition issues, including retention of priority dates and new rules on revocation
  • H-1B portability and bridging petitions
  • H-1B issues, including remainder time, whether a worker has been counted against the H-1B cap and licensing issues
  • H-1B cap exempt affiliation issues and clarification of standard
  • Nonimmigrant grace periods to facilitate changes in employment
  • Automatic Extensions of EADs in Certain Circumstances
  • Continued employment of H-1B1 and E-3 workers while extension of status pending with USCIS
  • Comparable evidence for EB-1 outstanding researcher/professors
  • And more!

This webinar will be a fast-paced session discussing these rules, providing a further update on the F-1 OPT STEM proposed rule that was introduced back in October, as well as any additional updates relevant to U.S. business immigration. Please come with your questions on these and other U.S. immigration issues.



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