The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) finalized a rule to enhance and modernize the H-1B program, which provides work authorization to foreign nationals offered U.S. positions that usually require a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) to perform the job. The final rule is intended to protect against misuse and fraud by selecting H-1B lottery registrations using a passport number or travel document number unique to each individual. Additionally, the rule aims to remove situations where a beneficiary is submitted multiple times in hope of increasing their chances of being selected. The rule will take effect on March 6th.