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USCIS Reaches Settlement Agreement in H-1B Market Research Analyst Class Action

USCIS reached a settlement agreementin the case of MadKudu Inc., et al. v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, et al., No. 20-cv-2653 (N.D. Cal.). On Oct. 19, 2021, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. This agreement outlines new, overarching guidance for adjudicating pending or future H-1B petitions for the position of market research analysts under the H-1B program. In addition, the agreement allows class members to to file a motion or appeal any I-129 petition denials seeking H-1B classification for a market research analyst. The cases will be reopened and adjudicated per the terms of the settlement agreement. No fee will be charged for such a request. Class members have until April 26, 2022 to file a motion or appeal.