On November 17, 2016 USCIS issued a long-awaited final rule to make the waiting periods for employment-based green cards easier to bear for highly-skilled immigrants and their families. While the law does provide some relief and certainty for employers and employees when workers are changing jobs or lose employment unexpectedly, the new rule does not go far enough to address the mounting difficulties employment-based immigrants face during years long waits for visa numbers. In the coming days, I will provide more detailed information about the details of the new regulations.
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