Denials of Specialized Work Visas in U.S Soar

People from outside the U.S trying to get in through specialized work visas are being denied at a much higher rate. According to a report released on March 12 the denials have increased fivefold.

U.S based companies sent out petitions to transfer foreign-based employees with “specialized knowUS Visaledge” into the U.S these applications were denied 34 percent of the time last year. In 2007 there was only a 7 perfect denial rate.

The executive director of the foundation, Stuart Anderson says it’s hard to understand why the denials have gone up so much. The increase lines up with the beginning of the country’s recession, this was probably done to slow down the flow of workers into the U.S.

For that reason, it is more important than ever, for companies and individuals to attain proper representation in navigating the immigration process.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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