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Immigration Law

"B-1 in lieu of" Proposed Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 21, 2020

"The Department of State (‘‘Department’’) proposes to amend its regulation governing nonimmigrant visas for temporary visitors for business, the B–1 nonimmigrant visa classification, by removing two sentences defining the term ‘‘business’’ that are outdated due to changes in the INA since 1952, from when the two sentences originate. With removal of these sentences, the Department would no longer authorize issuance of B–1 visas for certain aliens classifiable as H– 1B or H–3 nonimmigrants, commonly referred to as the ‘‘B–1 in lieu of H’’ policy, unless the alien independently qualifies for a B–1 visa for a reason other than the B–1 in lieu of H policy. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 21, 2020."