Predicting 2020 U.S. Immigration Changes Photo by Denys Nevozhai

Predicting 2020 U.S. Immigration Changes

Looking ahead to 2020, a lot of changes are in store for U.S. immigration policy. Not through laws passed by Congress, but through rule-making processes from Federal agencies including USCIS. The White House Office of Management and Budget recently released its regulatory agenda, which outlines policy priorities for federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland…

USCIS H-1B Denial Rate Remains High, Requests for Evidence Rise

USCIS H-1B Denial Rate Remains High, Requests for Evidence Rise

 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released H-1B data, including records compelled by two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits, that continues to show the impact of Trump administration’s restrictive immigration policies. The approval rate for all H-1B specialty occupation visa petitions remained steady at nearly 85% in fiscal year 2019, which ended in…