Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted in the following publications:

Mr. Yale-Loehr said that USCIS did a lot in the past few months to make it harder to qualify for H-1B visas. “The percentage of H-1B cases receiving a request for evidence has doubled to 41%. The USCIS is questioning whether some computer positions require a bachelor’s degree,” he said. Mr. Yale-Loehr also noted that the USCIS is taking longer to approve H-1B petitions and that U.S. consulates are screening H-1B visa applications more carefully than before. “All in all, it is harder than ever to get an H-1B these days,” he said.

In an op-ed Mr. Yale-Loehr wrote for the New York Daily News that was quoted by PolitiFact, he said, “The diversity visa program is a true lottery. There is no way a foreign government can game the lottery to offload the worst of their citizenry.”