According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced August 15, 2008 a series of proposed rule changes that will streamline procedures for hiring workers under the H-2B program.  These changes are being proposed in further fulfillment of the commitment made by the Administration last August, after the failure of Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, to review and improve temporary worker visa programs using existing authorities.  The proposed rule, which has been sent to the Federal Register, supplements the extensive reforms of the H-2B program already proposed by the Department of Labor in its proposed rule published on May 22.”

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!


  1. Hi, I went for my naturalisation interview last friday,I was suppose to be seen at 1:00 pm, but I have to wait to almost 4:00 pm, and still no body call me for my interview.
    At the end one officer came out to tell me and another 10 people that they have to close due to severe thunderstorm and they have to reschudle our appointments to next week if possible. Is this legal?,what’s your thought about it, and what I have to do in case they do not send me another appointment as soon as possible since it’s not my fault.

  2. Hi. They will schedule for another interview and you should attend. These things happen. If you do not get invited back within the next few weeks, you can schedule an infopass appointment at to clear up any issues.

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