Market Research Analysts Can Now Get H1B Visa To Work In USA
Market Research Analysts will be a speciality occupation and will be eligible for H-1B visas. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will now recognise the occupation for H-1B visas.
In a class-action lawsuit filed last year, the immigration administration agreed to stop issuing blanket visa denials for market research analyst job roles.
Market Research Analysts Now Are Eligible For H-1B Visas!
A lawsuit was filed in federal court in the Northern District of California regarding the unethical practice the USCIS uses. This practice is mainly done to determine whether a market research analyst job qualifies as a “speciality occupation.”
The lawsuit was filed by the American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, along with law firms Van Der Hout LLP, Joseph & Hall PC, and Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC.
According to a statement, the lawsuit also cited the agency’s misreading of the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a publication of the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in the US employment market.
Visa Approval Rates Are High In 2021
As demand for technical expertise in the United States continues to climb, the US administration has given a higher number of H-1B visas this year.
H-1B visa approval rates were 98.1 per cent in June and 97 per cent in the first three quarters of the US fiscal year, respectively, compared to roughly 84 per cent in 2018 and 2019 during the previous Donald Trump administration.
The H-1B visa is mostly for Indian IT professionals. Thousands of employees each year from countries such as India and China are hired by technical companies. The H-1B visa programme provides employers with a path to hire high-skilled workers only if they are unable to find eligible American workers.