MDIVANI CORPORATE IMMIGRATION UPDATE

H-1B Denials and Requests for Evidence Increase Dramatically after “Buy American Hire American” Exec

What has been going on: On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the “Buy American Hire American” Executive Order in hopes of “creating higher wages and employment rates for U.S. workers and protecting their economic interests by rigorously enforcing and administering our immigration laws,” according to USCIS. However, it has been particularly burdensome on U.S. employers who are facing labor shortages and need to secure visas, such as H-1B, to fill high-skill positions. Data obtained by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) reveals that the amount of H-1B petition denials for foreign-born candidates has increased by a staggering 41% between the 3rd and 4th quarters of the Fisc

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