- Specialty Occupation. The petitioner did not establish that the position qualifies as a specialty occupation
- Employer-Employee Relationship. The petitioner did not establish that they had a valid employer-employee relationship with the beneficiary, by having the right to control the beneficiary’s work, for the duration of the requested validity period.
- Availability of Work(Off-site). The petitioner did not establish that they have specific and non-speculative qualifying assignments in a specialty occupation for the beneficiary for the entire time requested in the petition.
- Beneficiary Qualifications.The petitioner did not establish that the beneficiary was qualified to perform services in a specialty occupation.
- Maintenance of Status.The petitioner did not establish that the beneficiary properly maintained their current status.
- Availability of Work (In-house). The petitioner did not establish that they have specific and non-speculative qualifying assignments in a specialty occupation for the beneficiary for the entire time requested in the petition.
- LCA Corresponds to Petition.The petitioner did not establish that they obtained a properly certified Labor Condition Application (LCA) and that this LCA properly corresponds to the proffered position and terms of the petition.
- AC21 and Six Year Limit. The petitioner did not establish that the beneficiary was eligible for AC21 benefits or was otherwise eligible for an H-1B extension as it appeared that H-1B had hit the six-year limit.
- Itinerary. The petitioner did not meet the itinerary requirement, which requires petitioners to submit an itinerary with a petition that requires services to be performed in more than one location. The itinerary must include the dates and locations of services to be provided.
- Fees.The petitioner did not establish that they paid all required H-1B filing fees.
National Foundation for American Policy analysis of USCIS data in the H-1B employer data hub, reveal that denial rates for initial H-1B petitions on average jumped from 6% to 32% since 2015. The denial rate is significant also for people who already have H-1B and seek to extend status. For extensions, the denial rate increased from 3% to 18% of H-1B since 2015 for petitions extensions for “continuing” employment.
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