Since 2008, USCIS has implemented new rules and procedures in regard to
H-1B visas and dramatically increased unannounced H-1B worksite visits,
which are expected to reach 25,000 in 2010. USCIS has however kept the
H-1B rules and guidelines in regard to the H-1B review process secret.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has requested the
documents from the government though two separate Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) requests, however, both the requests were denied in full. The
American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center, on behalf of
AILA has filed a lawsuit on July 20, 2010 against the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
(USCIS) to release public records concerning agency polices and procedures
of the H-1B visa program.