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USCIS denies H-1B petitions at higher rates

  1. Date Announced

    April 1, 2019

    USCIS denies new H-1B visa petitions at a significantly higher rate, up from 6% in FY 2015 to 32% in the first quarter of FY 2019 for petitions for initial employment. USCIS also denies petitions for existing H-1B visa holders at a significantly higher rate, up from 3% in FY 2015 to 18% in the first quarter of FY 2019. [ID #553]

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Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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