From Forbes: Latest USCIS Data Show Increase In Denials For New H-1B Visas

960x0U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues to deny H-1B petitions at an historically high rate, making it more difficult for international students to work in America and for companies to conduct research and service customers in the United States.

“Denial rates for H-1B petitions have increased significantly, rising from 6% in FY 2015 to 33% through the second quarter of FY 2019 for new H-1B petitions for initial employment,” according to a new National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP)analysis of USCIS data. “Between FY 2015 and FY 2018 the denial rate for new H-1B petitions quadrupled from 6% to 24%. To put this in perspective, between FY 2010 and FY 2015, the denial rate for initial H-1B petitions never exceeded 8%, while today the rate is 4 times higher.”

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  1. A similar picture can be seen on H-1B petitions for continuing employment, which are primarily used for existing employees. Prior to FY 2018, the denial rate on H-1B petitions for continuing employment had not exceeded 6%. However, in FY 2018, as a result of new Trump administration policies, the denial rate for such petitions increased to 12% and in FY 2019 nearly all of the top 27 employers of H-1B visa holders had an increase in denials for continuing employment cases in FY 2019 compared to FY 2015.

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