Connecticut, US

Apr 01 2019

USCIS Unveils H-1B Data Hub

United States

At a glance

  • The new data hub allows users to obtain H-1B approval and denial statistics by employer, industry, fiscal year and location, but does not include details about individual cases.
  • Though USCIS has made H-1B petitioner data available for the last several years, the new release includes more information about case outcomes and provides increased search functionality.

The issue

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today introduced the H-1B Employer Data Hub, a new public database that allows users to search H-1B petition outcome data by employer, industry and year for FY 2009 to Q1 of FY 2019. The data hub is part of the agency’s public disclosure initiatives under President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American executive order.

What’s available on the H-1B Employer Data Hub

Users can obtain approval and denial statistics for initial H-1B filings and for continuing filings, including H-1B extensions, changes of employer and petition amendments. The data hub does not include statistics on pending cases, appeals or petition revocations. It does not contain details about individual cases.

Users can search the H-1B data hub by employer name, fiscal year of case completion, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code, city, state or zip code, or a combination of these. Data are also made available in sets by fiscal year.

What the new data release means for employers

The new data site expands the amount and types of H-1B information available to the public.  Though USCIS has made some H-1B petitioner data available for the last several years, the new site includes more detailed information about case outcomes and provides more functionality. However, because USCIS collects case data manually, there may be errors, omissions and inaccuracies in the datasets.

Fragomen is closely reviewing the new data release and will provide further information.

If you have questions about the data hub and your organization’s information, please contact the immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen. This alert is for informational purposes only.