Forthcoming Visa Policy Modifications Could Affect H-1B Applicants

July 28, 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (U.S.C.I.S) has refreshed its direction for work visas, possibly involving the lives of extremely skilled international workers which rely on the program of H-1B.

The renewed guidance, slated to take force Sept. 11, will enable U.S.C.I.S to refuse applications and appeals without demanding for a Request for Evidence (R.F.E) or Notice of Intent to Deny (N.O.I.D). “This policy is designed to control frivolous or essentially inadequate filings used as ‘placeholder’ filings and inspire candidates, petitioners, and requestors to be involved in gathering and presenting necessary evidence,” the agency addressed in a statement.

In different words, anyone appealing for a work visa should present as much assisting evidence as possible or risk refusal. In a related vein, even minor errors on an application would potentially start to dismissal and expulsion.

Trump Administration Proposals

Meanwhile, U.S.C.I.S and the Trump administration have promoted a radical reform of the system of H-1B, moves have primarily been incremental. And although some experts of the H-1B program pretended that President Trump, entering upon office, would immediately reduce the visas number, the number of H-1B appeals and permissions has only remained to grow. In fiscal 2017, the petitions number allowed hit a four-year high.

Over the prior year and a half, U.S.C.I.S has imposed further scrutiny on applications of visa and renewing, while the White House has proposed to ban spouses of visa holders of H-1B from getting the H-4 visas that could enable them to work in the U.S.A bothered that the federal government isn’t doing sufficient, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (I.R.L.I) and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (F.A.I.R) registered a lawsuit opposite to U.S.C.I.S in April, exploring data on the best employers using H-1B visas.

If the White House made an effort to limit the H-1B visas number severely, it could face strong pushback from technology companies that rely on international workers. The Mercury News presently examined Bay Area residents about H-1B and discovered that 71 percent believed that the H-1B visas number announced yearly should be kept the equal or increase. Tech C.E.Os such as Apple’s Tim Cook has also supported strongly for immigration.

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