Analysis

Uptick In Visa Scrutiny Pushing Employers To Move Abroad

Law360 (March 11, 2019, 10:24 PM EDT) -- Employers in need of foreign talent were hit with increasing numbers of visa denials and requests for additional information about their petitions in 2018, pushing many to abandon what has become an arduous visa application process and instead move certain operations abroad, immigration attorneys said.

Data released recently by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services showed that more so-called requests for evidence, which are notices from agency officials requesting additional information, and more denials were issued across most major visa categories in 2018 than in prior years. Affected categories include H-1B skilled worker visas, L visas for intracompany transfers, and O visas...

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