Tech Company Sues USCIS over Denied H-1B Application

An IT technology firm in San Francisco, has sued the federal government with claims that immigration officials refused an Indian man's H-1B visa application on the grounds that the job position he was to resume in — the business systems analyst — was not included in the H-1B visa program. Tech Company Sues USCIS over Denied H-1B Application The company filed the case in a District Court in California and described the visa refusal as an abuse of power, arbitrary, capricious, and not in agreement with the law. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made the visa refusal in February and has declined to give any comment in the case with the excuse that it doesn't discuss litigation that is pending. An IT technology firm belongs to the class of companies that the Trump administration has interest in. The government has added more layers to the scrutiny of H-1B applications made by firms. It is not only interested in the applications coming from them, but the outsources as well, and haw increased its denials rates for such companies. An IT technology Firm had not been using the H-1B route However, fresh data released by the American government shows that despite the number of staff working in IT Company, it doesn't depend on the H-1B visa. In 2018, the company submitted only one H-1B visa application, which apparently belongs to their prospective Indian staff, Praharsh Anisetty. In 2017, the company made just one application as well, and it was approved. Before 2017, the data showed that IT firm did not make any applications for the visa despite it starting way back in 2009. When compared with other big outsourcing companies like Cognizant and Tata, the data revealed that each of them both in 2018, got about 500 H-1B visas. The visa denial by the USCIS does not authorize tech company to employ Anisetty — and for this reason — the company has taken the government agency to court to see that the decision is reverted. Stay connected to to get updates about visa news from Asia, Africa, US, Americas, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East! We will also assist you with the visa process for the chosen country.

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