USCIS Announces New Requirements for Hiring H-1B Foreign Workers
Source: USCIS news
WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced additional requirements for employers, who receive funds through the Troubled Asset Relief Program or under section 13 of the Federal Reserve Act (covered funding), before they may hire a foreign national to work in the H-1B specialty occupation category.
The new “Employ American Workers Act,” (EAWA), signed into law by President Obama as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Feb. 17, 2009, was enacted to ensure that companies receiving covered funding do not displace U.S. workers. Under this legislation any company that has received covered funding and seeks to hire new H-1B workers is considered an “H-1B dependent employer.” All H-1B dependent employers must make additional attestations to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) when filing the Labor Condition Application.
- Do I need to do a PostDoc to apply for a green crad?
- Can I self-petition with a master degree
- Optional practical training and i-140 application
- When is the best time to apply?
- EB2 NIW application with spouse
- Is there a age limit?
- Divorce - EB2 NIW Holder
- What is the criteria for EB1?
- Can I get NIW without applying J1-waiver?
- PhD in Psychology, can I apply for Green card while on a H4 visa status?