Original Date AnnouncedApril 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]USCIS Non-Immigrant Worker RFE Data
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedSeptember 30, 2021
This Biden administration policy reverses the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
Data released by USCIS indicates that denial rates for H-1B petitions (Form I-129) dropped in FY 2021, far lower than the denial rates in FY 2018, FY 2019 and in FY 2020.Go to article on uscis.gov