Earlier this week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a proposed regulation that would significantly reform the H-1B cap selection (lottery) process. The proposed regulation would introduce two main changes: (1) USCIS would reverse the order of the regular and advanced-degree lotteries to increase the likelihood that individuals holding U.S. advanced degrees would be selected, and (2) USCIS would introduce a mandatory online registration system for employers seeking to sponsor H-1B candidates under the annual cap.

BAL has produced an FAQ on the proposed regulation and how employers should prepare for the upcoming cap season.

Read the full FAQ here.

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