USCIS Public Engagement: Invitation to AC21 Stakeholder Engagement

Dear Stakeholders –


USCIS invites interested parties to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 2:00pm (EDT) regarding the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (AC21).


USCIS continues its rulemaking efforts to implement AC21.  While the regulation is being developed, USCIS wants to engage with stakeholders on several key issues to obtain valuable input that will better inform our rulemaking efforts.


USCIS wants to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to present ideas and suggestions, consistent with the statute, on how the AC21 regulations should be framed. Specifically, we seek input on the following topics:


  • H-1B Extensions Beyond the Statutory Six Year Limitation
  • Calculating the H-1B Admission Period
  • Portability of H-1B Status
  • Job Flexibility or I-140 Portability
  • H-1B Whistleblower Provision
  • Employer Debarment for Non-Compliance with Labor Condition Application (LCA) Attestations


To Participate in the Session


To participate in this engagement, please contact the Office of Public Engagement at by July 12, 2011, and reference “AC21” in the subject line of your email. Please also include your full name and the organization you represent, if any, in the body of the email.


Kind regards,


Office of Public Engagement

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)