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H-1B Visa Approvals Declining – USCIS Simply doing their job or making the wall higher?

Looking at the newest U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services data we can see that the approval rate of H-1B petitions has dropped since 2016.

The method that they are using to pump the brakes is that they have more then doubled the requests for evidence (RFEs) rate. I can’t say yet if this is simply catching more people that have lied on their application or is this simply making the wall higher for someone who does not know how to navigate the system. Especially when one considers that is some countries like India that getting some of the required documentation is nearly impossible.

I once heard a story from a Indian national, working here in the US, that he could not get a copy of his diploma without bribing someone at his old university. As a result it took months to obtain time sensitive information and that he could imagine that some would find it easier to falsify their real diploma then actually get a real copy.

It took months to obtain time sensitive information and that he could imagine that some would find it easier to falsify their real diploma then actually get a real copy.

Roughly a quarter of surveyed technology workers, in a recent HackerRank DevSkills report, reported that the current immigration policies have kept them or someone they know from applying to jobs in the U.S. Over 17% reported they were unable to get a visa to work in the United States.

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