Don’t believe the rhetoric that is coming from USCIS officers and the corn fields of Iowa claiming that immigration officials are being too lenient and being pressured into issuing unwarranted approvals. The truth lies in the numbers. A recent report from the NFAP, provides facts (those are statements that are true and not inventions of one’s mind) about the denial and RFE rates experienced by employers trying to petiton for H-1b, L, and O workers over the past few years. While the White House advocates for an immigration policy that attracts and retains highly skilled professionals and entrepreneurs and the DHS issues press releases touting its efforts consistent with that policy, the rank and file USCIS officers are beating to a different drummer. The facts don’t lie, even if they don’t play well in the heartland.
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