DHS Posts Final Rule for H-1B Preregistration Process- Not applicable FY 2020

The US Department of Homeland Security published a final rule that makes sweeping changes to the H-1B lottery process by requiring employers who file H-1B cap subject petitions to preregister. The new rule also prioritizes petitions for beneficiaries who have a Master’s degree or higher. The rule will go into effect April 1st, though the electronic registration requirement will be suspended for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 cap season.