White House Making It Easier To Get L-1 Visa

Computerworld reports that the White House has released a memo intended to give clarity over how businesses may use the temporary L-1 work visa, a document derided by critics of the H-1B visa. The memo was previewed on Monday by President Obama who, speaking at an economic development conference, said the changes “could benefit hundreds of thousands of nonimmigrant workers and their employers; that, in turn, will benefit our entire economy and spur additional investment.” Obama’s remarks generated applause from the audience, but the 15-page draft memo on the L-1 visa is getting a more mixed reaction. Final approval of the memo from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) isn’t due until August.

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