BAL Government Affairs has released an analysis of the administration’s regulations on high-skilled immigrants. As BAL reported on May 6, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced two proposed rules aimed at attracting and retaining high-skilled immigrants.

The first proposed rule would extend work authorization to certain H-4 spouses of H-1B nonimmigrant workers. The second would relax restrictions on employment authorization for other categories of high-skilled immigrants and expand evidentiary criteria for EB-1 outstanding professors and researchers.

Please see the attachments below for the BAL Government Affairs summary analyses of each proposal.

H-4 Spousal Authorization Regulation

Regulation to Enhance Opportunities for Highly Skilled Workers, H-1B1, E-3, and EB-1 (Professors and Researchers)

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