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Market research analysts will qualify for H-1B visas – Times of India


The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which adjudicates H-1B visas and extensions, will should recognise ‘market research analysts’ as a specialty occupation eligible for this work visa.
The immigration company has reached a settlement in a category motion go well with filed final yr to cease USCIS from issuing blanket H-1B visa denials for market research analyst positions.
TOI had earlier reported that the category motion legislation go well with had sought to rein within the illegal adjudicating observe that USCIS adopted together with its misinterpretation of the Labour division’s ‘Occupational Outlook Handbook’ which profiles tons of of occupations within the US job market.
On August 20, 2021, the events reached a settlement and ten days later, the district courtroom had preliminary accredited this settlement settlement. A equity listening to will observe in October.
Leslie Ok Dellon, Senior Attorney (Business Immigration) on the American Immigration Council, which was one of the associations to have represented the plaintiffs advised TOI, “The proposed settlement gives US businesses who are within the class another chance to have their H-1B market research analyst petitions approved—this time under procedures worked out by the parties to the lawsuit.”
Charles H Kuck, one other immigration lawyer concerned within the matter, added, “We are pleased that USCIS has agreed to settle this dispute, reconsider the hundreds of cases it erroneously denied for market research analysts and revise its internal guidance on H-1B adjudication. This case has impact far beyond the plaintiffs and is an example how those who are willing to stand up to the government can not only help their own cases, but can be a source of reformation of a broken system.”
It could also be recalled final December, a US appeals courtroom had acknowledged the place of laptop programmers as having a specialty occupation. Following this, USCIS needed to rescind its earlier memo that resulted in denying H-1B visas to this class of staff.



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