Off-Message Immigration Bureaucrats Undermine the President's Jobs Push by Refusing L-1 Specialist Visas to Indian Citizens

Off-Message Immigration Bureaucrats Undermine the President's Jobs Push by Refusing L-1 Specialist Visas to Indian Citizens

"The State Department defends its high Indian refusal rate by suggesting that the posts in India receive more L-1B applications and approve more L-1B visas than any other U.S. consulates or embassies worldwide.  Neither State nor USCIS has explained, however, why "specialized knowledge" is simply far more difficult to establish for citizens of India than for nationals of any other country, and why an outdated set of L-1B eligibility standards applies much more to Indians than to other visa applicants."

Angelo Paparelli on Sept. 18, 2011.