H-1B visa petitions have been receiving increased denials from US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) following the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order of 2017. According to the National Foundation for American Policy, USCIS denied 33 percent of initial H-1B petitions in the first two fiscal quarters of 2019, compared to a 6 percent denial rate in 2015. In a contributed article in Recruiter, Poyner Spruill LLP of counsel Jennifer Parser outlines why visas are being denied and additional changes coming in 2020.

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