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Suing the US government only proven recourse on H1B visa issues

Ever since the Trump administration established the Buy American and Hire American policy, visa denial rates have shot up, hurting Indian companies that do offsite placements under the general category of H1B. However, businesses across the board still shy away from seeking legal remedy owing to high costs and fear of retaliation.
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Austin T Fragomen, Jr, chairman and founder, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP; courtesy of Fragomen
Austin T Fragomen, Jr, chairman and founder, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP; courtesy of Fragomen
Indian IT companies are facing unprecedented US visa woes. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been increasingly denying or issuing Requests for Evidence (RFEs) for H1B, the lottery-based work visas, and for L1, the visas used by companies outside the US to transfer senior managers to the country. It is thus no surprise that Austin T Fragomen,
Besides, they fear retaliation, especially if they have government contracts. Will USCIS asking for social media information of visa applicants impact Indians?Our experience in handling hundreds of visa applications is that extreme vetting measures are infrequent and quite unusual. So, social media is rarely checked. It is more commonly encountered in Arab countries, but not extensively even there.
Indian IT companies are facing unprecedented US visa woes. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been increasingly denying or issuing Requests for Evidence (RFEs) for H1B, the lottery-based work visas, and for L1, the visas used by companies outside the US to transfer senior managers to the country. It is thus no surprise that Austin T Fragomen, Besides, they fear retaliation, especially if they have government contracts. Will USCIS asking for social media information of visa applicants impact Indians?Our experience in handling hundreds of visa applications is that extreme vetting measures are infrequent and quite unusual. So, social media is rarely checked. It is more commonly encountered in Arab countries, but not extensively even there.

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