DHS Rule Aims To Make Qualifying For An H-1B Visa Impossible For Most

A new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulation narrows the definition of an H-1B “specialty occupation,” not to serve an important American national interest but to make it impossible for most foreign-born scientists and engineers to qualify for an H-1B visa. Companies say the new rule, published October 8, 2020, and now subject to litigation, is not connected to how individuals work in technology today, would force many current employees to leave America and will compel businesses to move more work out of the United States.

The new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) H-1B rule, which will go into effect in December unless blocked in court, would restrict what qualifies as a specialty

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