H-1B Visa Trends: Is This the New Normal?

"Recently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released data indicating that H-1B approvals are down significantly from last year. This is, counterintuitively, not due to an increase in denials due to an official change in regulatory criteria or the laws governing these filings. Rather, I believe it’s due to a passive-aggressive strategy by USCIS to bury lawyers and their clients in requests for more and more documentation, and clarification on points that were already extremely clear in the initial filing.  In many cases, the documentation requested from USCIS was already submitted or is factually irrelevant to the case, and certain requests are being issued in all cases, regardless of the nature of the employer and the position. In short, it feels as if USCIS is waging a war of attrition, waiting for U.S. employers to throw up their hands and give up."

http://www.thinkimmigration.org/2017/08/14/h-1b-visa-trends-is-this-the-...