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L-1 Visa Approvals Decline Significantly at U.S. Posts in India in 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 by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP)." - NFAP, Nov. 2011 .

New State Department Data Show L-1 Visa Approvals Declined Significantly at U.S. Posts in India in 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...

IT Heavyweights Write to Obama re L-1 Visa Snags

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." Reporting from...

A View from the Bunker: The Battle for Talent

"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 .

USCIS Cracking Down on H-1B, L-1 Visas

"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...

Does the IWP Bode Well for Indian H and L Visa Applicants?

"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 .

DHS OIG Final Report: Implementation of L-1 Visa Regulations

"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...