DHS to Expand Opportunities for High-Skilled Businesses and Workers

The Department of Homeland Security will give businesses more flexibility to hire highly skilled foreign-born workers through President Obama’s executive actions.

As an update to the current employment-based immigrant visa system, the Secretary of Homeland Security has directed USCIS to consider a few practical changes. According to his direction, USCIS ought to issue all of the immigrant visas available to qualified applicants, rather than letting many go unused. Furthermore, USCIS will update its practice for when it makes such visa applications available throughout the year. The Secretary also recommended that USCIS consider any other potential changes that would make the application process more accessible and stable to any such highly-skilled applicants and beneficiaries.

Read more about how DHS is attempting to support high-skilled workers and the businesses that hire them.