Analysis of new data obtained from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reveals the agency has dramatically increased denials of L-1 and H-1B petitions over the past four years, harming the competitiveness of U.S. employers and encouraging companies to keep more jobs and resources outside the United States, according to a new report released by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), an Arlington, Virginia, based policy research group. The report used official data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The data indicate much of the increase in denials involves Indian-born professionals and researchers.