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U.S. Settles Business Suit Over ‘Unlawfully’ Denied H-1B Visas

Oct. 20, 2021, 7:57 PM

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will issue new guidance on H-1B visas for market research analysts as part of a settlement with several businesses that accused the agency of “routinely and unlawfully” denying their petitions for high-skilled workers.

MadKudu Inc., Quick Fitting Inc., Hanguang International Inc., and 2nd Street USA Inc. brought a class action against USCIS last year after the agency said the analyst positions didn’t meet the definition of “specialty occupation” for the visa program.

USCIS had denied at least 66 visa applications for market research analysts over three years, according to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. ...

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