Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

USCIS Comments on L-1B Intracompany Transferee Denials


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reportedly plans to address complaints about an L-1B visa denial increase some time this year. “Companies are trying to expand the definition of what is ‘specialized knowledge’ under the L-1B program to use it as an alternative to the H-1B visa because there is no congressionally mandated cap on L-1B visas,” USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes said, adding that the current standard used by USCIS adjudicators requires more than “just working for a company overseas for a year.”

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Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation, a nationally recognized law firm, has successfully assisted hundreds of clients in immigration matters.

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