Bloomberg Law
Feb. 22, 2019, 6:00 PMUpdated: Feb. 22, 2019, 9:23 PM

IT Consulting Industry Hardest Hit by Jump in H-1B Denials (1)

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

Denials of temporary visas for skilled workers have increased steadily over the course of the Trump administration, hitting information technology consulting companies harder than others.

Big tech companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and Google saw H-1B skilled guestworker approval rates approaching 100 percent in fiscal year 2018, according to new data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

On the other hand, IT consulting giants saw lower approval rates, though most of their petitions were approved. For example, Cognizant Technology Solutions, the top petitioner for H-1B visas with 13,584 combined initial and renewal petitions for the ...

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