Thursday, June 2, 2016

Lawsuit on H1B lottery

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and some other organizations on failure to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on transparency of the H1B lottery.

"The lawsuit challenges USCIS’s failure to properly respond to the Council’s FOIA request by withholding responsive records and failing to identify and conduct an adequate search for records that describe how USCIS tracks and counts unused H-1Bs for each fiscal year and takes into account such unused numbers. Because demand far exceeds the limited pool of H-1B visa numbers available in a fiscal year, the American public—and in particular, U.S. employers, foreign nationals seeking H-1Bs and immigration lawyers—have an interest in a system that fairly selects the petitions submitted and completely allocates the H-1B numbers."

Let us see how the USCIS deals with this one!