"Analysis of new data obtained from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reveals the agency has dramatically increased denials of L-1 and H-1B petitions over the past four years, harming the competitiveness of U.S. employers and encouraging companies to keep more jobs and resources outside the United States, according to a new report released by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), an Arlington, Va.-based policy research group. The report used official data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The data indicate much of the increase in denials involves Indian-born professionals and researchers." - NFAP, Feb. 9, 2012.