This report covers the U.S. immigration and labor authorities’ Fall 2018 regulatory agendas, which propose new regulations and set publication dates for previously proposed regulations.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and Department of Labor (“DOL”) have released their Fall 2018 regulatory agendas, proposing new regulations and setting publication dates for previously proposed regulations.1 While these proposed regulations do not immediately alter any current immigration programs, the proposals provide insight into expected changes and their impact on many different immigration programs, including the B-1, F-1, H-1B, H-4 EAD, and EB-5 programs.
In this GMS Flash Alert, we provide a summary of the key proposed regulations and policy changes announced in the DHS and DOL 2018 Fall agendas.
Government regulatory agendas outline the priorities of government agencies and the regulatory actions that they wish to take within the upcoming year. The regulatory agendas recently published are clearly in line with the Trump administration’s continued efforts to introduce efficiencies with respect to application submission and processing and to restrict pathways for legal immigration and entry into the United States. Employers and foreign nationals should make themselves aware of the authorities’ plans so that they can strategize accordingly.
To reiterate, these agendas do not have any immediate effect on current U.S. immigration programs. In most cases, the proposed regulations will go through the standard administrative process, which normally includes a comment period to allow individuals and organizations to provide feedback. The entire rule-making process can take many months to complete.
KPMG Law LLP is closely monitoring these matters and will endeavor to provide updates as they become available.
* Please note that KPMG LLP (U.S.) does not provide any immigration services. However, KPMG Law LLP in Canada can assist clients with U.S. immigration matters.
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