Recently, the USCIS held a public listening session in which they sought public comment on a number of proposals in connection with the administration’s proposed administrative relief. At the start of the session, they asked a number of specific questions. At the end of the session, they invited those who were not able to comment during the session to send their comments via email. Below, I have reproduced the specific questions asked. If you wish to comment, you may do so by sending your thoughts to Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov. They are moving forward with administrative changes and this is your opportunity to make your voice heard. What are the most important policy and operational changes that would streamline and improve the process of employment-based beneficiaries’ applying for adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident while in the United States? a. What are some ideas for modernizing and improving the immigrant visa process for employment-based beneficiaries? USCIS is currently working with the Department of State to modify the Visa Bulletin system to more simply and reliably make determinations of visa availability. What are some ideas for modifying the Visa Bulletin system for employment-based immigration? If possible to extend employment authorization (EAD) eligibility to beneficiaries of approved Form I-140 petitions who are unable to file for adjustment of status due to visa unavailability, what should be the timeframe after approving an I-140 petition for conferring an EAD? Should a beneficiary’s priority date and porting eligibility be preserved when the petitioner withdraws an otherwise approved or approvable I-140 petition and/or terminates its business? How should the portability provisions be crafted to allow for this? What are some ideas for improving how USCIS evaluates “same or similar” in an AC21 analysis of two jobs? a. Should USCIS implement an application process, which would include a form and fee, to request AC21 portability (e.g. pre-adjudicate whether a new position is the same or similar as the I-140 position)? What are the concerns, if any, of Form I-140 petitioning employers with regard to increasing the flexibility of USCIS’ analysis of INA 204(j) portability? What are the concerns, if any, of Form I-140 petitioning employers with regard to increasing the flexibility of the Form I-140-related work authorization eligibility for beneficiaries of approved Form I-140 petitions? What are the concerns, if any, with satisfying the eligibility criteria for EB-2 national interest waivers? a. What are some ideas for standards for granting a national interest waiver, including waivers for foreign inventors, researchers and founders of start-up enterprises to benefit the U.S. economy? Please take this opportunity to let them know your thoughts on these subjects.