It is being reported that the USCIS has provided data that shows RFE’s for high-skilled visa petitions i.e. H-1b, L-1 have increased over 50% and denials have increased over 35% due to the Trump administration directives to the USCIS examiners. There have been no changes in the law that would explain this drastic increase. For more info. on the effect that the Trump administration is having on legal immigration, check out this story.