The following snippets are taken from the 4/16/2015 AILA/USCIS HQ liaison meeting: 4. Please also provide an update on USCIS’s efforts with respect to each of the following November 20, 2014 directives, including whether and when we can expect to see draft, interim, or final rules (where required), guidance, or other actions including any opportunities for stakeholder engagement: a. Coordination between USCIS and the Department of State to "improve the system for determining when immigrant visas are available to applicants during the fiscal year." OP & S USCIS Response: DHS and the Department of State have been in discussions on ways to improve the immigrant visa system. b. Additional agency guidance to bring clarity to employees and their employers with respect to the types of job changes that constitute a "same or similar" job for purposes of permanent portability under AC21. USCIS Response: See item 4(e) response below. . . . d. Guidance or regulations to clarify the standard by which a national interest waiver can be granted with the goal of promoting its greater use to benefit the U.S. economy. USCIS Response: See item 4(e) response below. e. Notice and comment to establish a program to permit DHS to grant parole to inventors, researchers, and founders of start-up enterprises who have been awarded "substantial U.S. investor financing or otherwise hold the promise of innovation and job creation through the development of new technologies or the pursuit of cutting-edge research. USCIS Response: USCIS is currently working on the other initiatives listed above. Each of these initiatives is currently under development and subject to agency, department, and executive branch review and clearance. As such, we cannot provide a timeline for issuance at this time.