According to the Society for Human Resource Management or SHRM, policies on employment-based immigration will continue to hinder organizations seeking to hire foreign national talent in 2019. In thisarticle, Roy Maurer mentions that since 2017 the current administration has published the following memos:

Regardless of where you stand on this direction, the reality is that it's a tough period for U.S. employment visa petitions because companies continue to see reasons to challenge, not reasons to approve visas of all types from the government. They're seeing worksite investigations rise by 300% and record-high audits conducted. 

Despite the increased level of intensity, the U.S. economy is still encouraging businesses to seek the talent they need and motivating talent to come to the U.S. 

Are you feeling the challenge of increased scrutiny in your program? In this environment, make sure to allow for extra time in case scrutiny does come your way.