The requirements for an H1B visa are pretty complex, but in general it requires your employer to certify (1) that there is some form of specialized work for which you are being hired and (2) that they have made a reasonable effort to obtain American workers to perform the job and have been unable to do so.
I am not sure what you mean by the "rejection rate," but I guess you are asking how often ICE rejects an H1B visa application. ICE and/or the Department of Labor probably publishes those kinds of statistics, but I don't think they is going to help you ascertain your probability of success. The analysis of your application will be very fact-specific, based on the company you work for, the type of work you are being asked to perform, and whether unemployed American workers are available to do it themselves.
I will say, as a general proposition, that it is harder in this rough economy for an employer to justify reaching out to immigrants to fill these jobs, as it is exceedingly likely that there are qualified Americans without work and able to fill those posts. I would assume ICE has increased their scrutiny of H1B visa applications accordingly, but the only way to know for sure whether your application will be granted is to give it a try.
Keep in mind, also, that H1B is only one mechanism for lawful entry into this country, and it is one of the least stable (if you receive it and are later terminated, for example, it gets revoked). You may want to consult with an immigration lawyer about other avenues for moving to the United States, in case the H1B visa path falls through or as a backup in case you need to utilize them later.
Good luck to you.
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A rejection occurs when obvious defects exists such as a signature missing or the filing fees missing.
A denial, on the other hand, depends on the facts of the case.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.
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I agree with my colleague. Please hire an attorney and have him/her review your case.
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