Increase in Denials for some Types of Business Visas

March 12, 2014: US businesses with international partners/affiliates/subsidiaries may transfer foreign employees  who have specialized knowledge of their operations to the US with an L-1 visa.  From 2007 to 2013 the denial rate for L-1 visas increased from 7% to 34%.  Employers should look at all the options before making a decision on L-1 sponsorship.  See the  USA Today article below for more details.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/11/immigration-visa-denials-increase/6301869/