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October 2, 2006



SUBJECT:  Notice - Labor Condition Applications and Requirements for Employers Using Nonimmigrants on H-1B Visas in Specialty Occupations and as Fashion Models; Labor Attestations Regarding H-1B1 Visas; Final Rule

PROGRAMS: Labor Certification

1.  Purpose. To transmit a final rule concerning the temporary employment of foreign professionals, and to implement procedural requirements applicable to the H-1B1 category.

2.  References. Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 126, June 30, 2006, pp. 37801-37805; 20 CFR 655; Immigration and Nationality Act, Sections 212(a)(5), 212 (n) and (t); 214 (g)(8)(A),  69 FR 68222, November 23, 2004; 70 FR 72556, December 5, 2005; 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b1), 1182(a)(5)(A),(n),(t), 1184(c),(g),(g)(8)(A),(i); Executive Orders 12866 and 13132; Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.C.S. 605 (b); 13 CFR 121; Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995; Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) of 1996, Section 804

3.  Links. This Alert is in the Regional website Resource page at:

Link to the Federal Register attachment (.pdf)

4. Action. Program administrators are request to share this Information Alert with appropriate staff and other agencies.

5. Contact. Questions and comments about this final rule may be directed to William Carlson on 202.693.3010. Questions or comments about the format of this Alert may be directed to Robert Rainault on 312.596.5416.

6. Expiration Date. Continuing

7. Attachment. Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 126, June 30, 2006, pp. 37801-37805.

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