Feds Deny More Visas for ‘Specialized’ Foreign Workers

USA Today reports that foreign employees of U.S. companies are having a harder time getting into the country under a specialized visa category. About 35% of petitions by American companies to bring to the U.S. employees working overseas who have a “specialized knowledge” in their fields were denied in 2014 by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the fourth straight year that figure has risen. The denial rate for those visas, known as L-1B visas, was as low as 6% in 2006, according to the report from the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), an immigration advocacy group.

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