Trump administration plans to end H-1B visa lottery
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Trump administration plans to end H-1B visa lottery

USCIS would grant petitions based on the registrations starting from the highest salaries to the lowest — which would exclude many workers paid Level 1 and Level 2 wages.

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Via Forbes:

The Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would end the H-1B visa lottery, used when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receives more petitions than allowed under the annual limit. In its place, USCIS would grant petitions based on the registrations received starting with the highest salary level and working down. The proposed regulation to eliminate the lottery may violate the statute, say attorneys, and also raises questions as to its impact on international students, information technology professionals, physicians and others with less experience who could be shut out of obtaining H-1B petitions.

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