Discussion in 'General discussion about executive action' started by Ron Gotcher, Mar 19, 2015.
I'm stuck on hold, waiting to get in.
They have started. The moderator started by reminding everyone that the preliminary injunction in the Texas case does not apply to legal immigration reform.
looks like both recapture and counting out dependents is off the table.
Kevin Cummings (Chief of the Business and Foreign Workers Division of USCIS) began the presentation. He said that the USCIS is working on the following
Parole for talented entrepreneurs
Clarification of NIW requirements
Amend regs to allow benefits to workers with approved I-140s
EADs for workers with I-140s approved for an unspecified period of time
Clarify standards and make it easier to change employers
Resolve L1B standards
He then asked a series of questions for public comment.
Looks like so
Recapture and counting out dependants will not and cannot be done without Congress - this was my understanding.
The overall tenor of the questions seemed to indicate a restrictive mindset. For example, he asked a question about concerns that employers have about employee job portability. He also asked whether the USCIS should publish a form to pre-adjudicate job transfers under AC21.
Those aren't USCIS issues.
Sorry I am stuck at work and cannot dial in. Did they say explicitly that recapture/dependents was off the table, or simply didn't mention it?
They didn't mention it and I don't think they will. That is a State Department issue.
Any tentative timeline when this will become effective - particular on 140-EAD?
He said that they are working on regulations, but he didn't identify the specific subjects.
As usual, vague answers.
So is 'visa re-validation'. Now only if we know what DOS recommendations/report look like.
Also, USCIS has submitted their recommendations to WH.
And someone just talked about 'refunding' SS contributions made by h1b holder during their stay in the US while leaving US to go back to home country...wait what????
Ron, I did not understand this - USCIS submitted their recommendations to the WH as did the other agencies?? So its not like a report made available to the public but submitting recommendations to the WH? What happens after that? Will WH release those recommendations?
Any hints on 'immediate' actions to provide relief( to support executive action) other than 'regulations' that they are working on?
No, there is no requirement that those reports be made public.
Recall what I said about vague comments from the government.
So they are still looking/ taking comments instead of specifying what they are willing to do ?
Well, so we do not know what the recommendations are or when or if they will be implemented as per the report. How many times will they ask for the same comments?
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