CFGI and SHRM Applaud USCIS Guidance on Filing Amended H-1B Petitions

Jul 23, 2015

Washington – Lynn Shotwell, executive director of the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI), an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), issued the following statement about the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) final guidance in response to the Administrative Appeals Office decision in Matter of Simeio Solutions LLC.

“CFGI and SHRM applaud USCIS for issuing this clear guidance on filing amended petitions when H-1B employees change locations. We are pleased this guidance directly responds to concerns we raised with the agency. For our members, visa processing inefficiencies routinely impede their ability to meet business objectives.

“We look forward to continuing to work with USCIS to implement this guidance in the field and to find other opportunities to improve visa processing, a necessary step toward modernizing our outdated employment-based immigration system as a whole.”

Learn more about CFGI’s and SHRM’s employer solutions for immigration reform at

MEDIA: For more information, contact Kate Kennedy at and 703-535-6260 or at 703-535-6072.

About the Society for Human Resource Management
Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

About the Council for Global Immigration
The Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) (formerly known as the American Council on International Personnel), a strategic affiliate of SHRM, is a nonprofit trade association comprised of leading multinational corporations, universities, and research institutions committed to advancing the employment-based immigration of high-skilled professionals. The council bridges the public and private sectors to promote sensible, forward-thinking policies that foster innovation and job growth. Learn more about the council at


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