U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has a proposal that could save U.S. businesses more than $23 million over the next 10 years.
USCIS is interested in developing a registration process for U.S. employers seeking to file H-1B petitions for foreign workers in specialty occupations. The proposed electronic system would minimize administrative burdens and expenses related to the H-1B petition process, including reducing the need for employers to submit petitions for workers who would not be able to obtain visas under the statutory visa cap.
Until May 2, businesses and the general public will be able to provide input on the proposed system. ♦