The U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration said it is soon coming out with new proposals to revise the definition of speciality occupations under H1-B visas along with the definition of employment under this foreign work visa category.
The proposal will be a part of the Unified Fall Agenda of the Trump administration. The Department of Homeland Security said the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to release its new proposal by January.
The Department of Homeland Security also stated that it will propose to revise the definition of speciality occupation in order to increase the focus on obtaining the best and the brightest foreign nationals via the H1-B programme. They will also revise the definition of employment and employer-employee relationship to better protect U.S. workers and wages,
The administration also added that, in addition to the proposal, the department will propose additional requirements designed to ensure employers pay appropriate wages to H1-B visa holders.
The department also restated that it is proposing to remove from its regulations certain H-4 spouses of H1-B non-immigrants as a class of aliens eligible for employment authorisation.