Dealing With H-1B Extensions In The New No-Deference Era

By Rabindra Singh (November 1, 2017, 12:08 PM EDT) -- Giving shape and showing loyalty to President Donald Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" initiative, the newly appointed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna implemented a new policy memorandum which specifically instructs all USCIS officers not to give deference to any previously approved nonimmigrant visa petition even if the petitioner, beneficiary and underlying facts remain unchanged from a previously approved petition....

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