July 9, 2015
As H-1B employers scramble to create a plan of action to ensure compliance with new guidelines and interpretations surrounding H-1B workers and changes in worksite, industry leaders are calling for more temperate policy changes. On June 9th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez noted in a speech that the Agency knows the August 19, 2015 deadline is “a problem” and that the agency was considering relief. No respite had come by June 30th, when nine business groups urged USCIS to downgrade the recent Simeio decision to a non-precedent decision. The Simeio decision was the catalyst for the USCIS policy guidance regarding H-1B work site changes and H-1B amendment filings to take effect retroactively.

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