"The number of L-1 visas issued at U.S. posts in India declined by 28 percent from 2010 to 2011, according to data obtained from the U.S. Department of State by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP)." - NFAP, Nov. 2011 .
"The number of L-1 visas issued at U.S. posts in India declined by 28 percent from 2010 to 2011, according to data obtained from the U.S. Department of State in a new report by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), an Arlington, Va.-based policy research group. The official data from...
On March 22, 2012 a "Who's Who" list of IT heavyweights wrote a letter to President Obama "to express our concern that American job growth and the U.S. economy are being harmed by unprecedented delays and uncertainty surrounding L-1 visas for valued employees."
"As we await the promised L-1B guidance on specialized knowledge,
insiders report that USCIS may buckle under the weight of this war of
letters and try to restrict the category notwithstanding any relevant
change in law or regulation since 1990." - Angelo Paparelli, June 10, 2012 .
"As director of Oracle’s ( ORCL )
U.S. immigration program, Denise Rahmani arranges work papers for
foreign employees the company wants to bring to the U.S. Last year, she
says, the federal government denied 38 percent of Oracle’s visa
requests. “It used to be almost none...
"It remains to be seen whether the expanded IWP will improve the processing of H-1B and L visa applications." - Cyrus D. Mehta, Nov. 25, 2012 .
"Senator Charles Grassley requested that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General examine the potential for fraud or abuse in the L-1 intracompany transferee visa program. The L-1 visa program facilitates the temporary transfer of foreign nationals with management, professional...