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DHS announces final rule for H-1B visa program.

On Monday, DHS posted a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those that may be eligible for the advanced degree exemption.  The final rule reverses the order by which USCIS selects H-1B petitions under the regular cap and the advance degree exemption, and it introduces an electronic registration requirement for petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. The rule will be published in the Federal Register on Jan. 31, and will go into effect on April 1, though the electronic registration requirement will be suspended for the fiscal year 2020 cap season.