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Report that USCIS increases RFEs for H-1B petitions

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 19, 2017

    USCIS data shows a significant increase in "requests for evidence" (RFEs) in response to H-1B visa petitions. Between January 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017, the agency issued 85,000 RFEs to H-1B visa petitions - a 45 percent increase over the same period last year. The total number of H-1B petitions rose by less than 3 percent in the same period. [ID #481]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 19, 2017
Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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