DHS Proposes Enhanced Opportunities for E-3 and H-1B1 Workers

Under the DHS proposed rule, nonimmigrant high-skilled specialty occupation professionals from Chile and Singapore (H-1B1) and Australia (E-3) would receive an automatic extension for continued employment with the same employer if the employer has timely-filed for an extension of the nonimmigrant’s stay.  Under the current regulation, these professionals must stop working when their status expires and wait until the petition extension is approved, which often can be delayed by requests for evidence or from long processing times.  Click here to read the proposed rule in its entirety.