DHS Publishes Final Rule To End H-1B Visa Lottery

“The proposed rule is unsound policy, not supported by statute, and will serve only to further undermine the ability of our colleges and universities to recruit and retain international students,” said Miriam Feldblum, executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. “H-1B visas serve as a critical pathway for these students. The proposed rule will block these opportunities by imposing a system that grants H-1B petitions based on the highest salary first, locking out many new international graduates of U.S. colleges and universities. Our communities, economy, and country will lose, while other countries that facilitate policies for international students to stay and work will benefit.”

Startup companies, public schools, younger information technology professionals and health professionals working in rural areas will also be disadvantaged under the rule, according to companies and attorneys.

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