In a continuation of Executive Actions on Immigration announced by President
Barack Obama in recent months, the President has announced plans to ease
the processing of L-1B applications for multi-national companies.
These measures will be a boost for companies in the Information Technology
Industry who disproportionately rely on such visas to bring in its employees
on short term assignments.
The USCIS on March 24, 2015 also issued a Policy Memorandum to provide
guidance on the new “L-1B Adjudications Policy” and has requested
public comments. The new regulations are expected to be implemented on
August 31, 2015.
We will be providing further analysis in the coming weeks.
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