Trump is making it harder to get L1B and H1B extensions. Now they will fully examined instead of renewed with less inspection.
Maybe 1 of my old colleagues is coming back soon 😢
L1B visa extensions in firing line now, USCIS cancels old 'default' mode and ups scrutiny
The updated guidance makes it clear that extensions will not happen by default. The burden of proof falls entirely on the petitioner. With every additional move, the USCIS is basically sending strong and repeated signals that the difficulty level of coming through the H1B/L1 route on Planet Trump and then staying in the US on the same visa is unlike at any other time in the history of this work visa.