Denied H-1B visa to Indian, US IT firm sues Trump government

Xterra Solutions is a Silicon Valley-based IT company and it has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the US government for denying the  H-1B visa to its highly qualified Indian Business System Analyst. The company termed the renunciation as "arbitrary" and a "clear abuse of discretion".

The company, in its lawsuit, stated that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) improperly denied H-1B visa to the 28-year-old Praharsh Chandra Sai Venkata Anisetty. The visa is said to be denied on the basis of not qualifying as an H-1B speciality occupation.

The denial of a visa is labelled as arbitrary, capricious and a clear abuse of discretion. The H1B visa is so popular among IT companies that they depend on it to hire thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.  

Praharsh Chandra is an ECE engineer graduate and later did Master's of Science degree in Information Technology and Management from the University of Texas at Dallas.  He also holds valid H-4 dependent status through his wife, the principal beneficiary of an H-1B application. However, in spite of the complaint made, the USCIS did not give any kind of explanation to the lawsuit.

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