US Citizenship and Immigration will readjudicate approximately 200 H-1B applications as part of a broad settlement agreement with the ITServe Alliance over restrictive standards the agency adopted in 2018, JD Supra reports.
ITServe Alliance sued USCIS in October 2018 following the agency’s updated guidance regarding the processing of H-1B applications, alleging the agency overstepped its authority by demanding exact itineraries showing when and where employees will perform work over the course of the entire H-1B visa. Further, the organization asked the court to enjoin USCIS from approving visas for periods shorter than requested by the employer. Companies applying for a visa sometimes received notification of approval after the visa had expired, the ITServe Alliance alleged.
Read JD Supra’s analysis of the settlement.