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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 Legislation awaits making its way into the California Senate that would ensure that all faculty-approved online courses get campus credit by public universities, colleges and educational institutes. Typically, students enrolled in these online courses are candidates who weren’t able to register for oversubscribed on-campus courses. And if the legislation succeeds in…

The latest report of CEA (2007) outlines all the positive points which immigration has on the economy of the country. The report says that around 90% of the natives have been greatly benefitted from immigration. The report also describes a few negative consequences of immigration on less skilled natives; however, it also mentions that these…

Carl Shusterman, former INS Trial Attorney, writes in his “Shusterman’s Immigration Update” (April 2013; Volume Eighteen, Number Four) that a Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) bill will be introduced in April when Congress reconvenes. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has predicted that a CIR bill will be passed by Congress by this summer. The bill…

Granting undocumented immigrants immediate citizenship would add $1.4 trillion to economic growth, increase tax revenues by $184 billion and create 203,000 jobs over the next decade, according to a new study from the Center for American Progress. “Unauthorized immigrants are currently earning far less than their potential, paying much less in taxes, and contributing significantly…

This client had attended a university in Denmark. After 3 years, he received a Bachelor Degree from a Danish University under the Bologna Accord. He continued his education and received a Master’s Degree after two years. He applied for employment in the United States. His Labor Certificate required theU.S. equivalency of a Master’s Degree. The USCIS issued an RFE,…

Our client attended a 3-year degree university in India, after completing a year of higher secondary school, which is equivalent to one year of postsecondary education. After completing this degree program, he went on to attend a 2-year Master Degree Program in that country. Recently, we received notice that his I-140 had received approval, just a month after we…

This client had a 3-year degree and a GNIIT diploma. He had applied for an I-140immigration visa, and received an RFE from the USCIS. After consulting several foreign credential evaluation agencies, he found none who were willing to submit an evaluation report showing his 3-year degree to be the U.S. equivalency of a Bachelor Degree. Then he turned to Career Consulting International….

Sometimes, the USCIS recognizes that a client’s foreign degree is the U.S.equivalency of a Bachelor Degree, but disagrees that the client’s educational experience meets labor certificate requirements. In these cases, a functional equivalency must be shown between the labor certificate and the degree obtained. In this particular case, a client approached Career Consulting Internationalafter receiving an RFE from the USCIS. He held…

Our client was from Pakistan. He had graduated with a Bachelor Degree after two years, and continued his education to get a Master Degree. He obtained aneducational evaluation for a work visa indicating that his foreign academic credentials were equivalent to a four-year degree. The USCIS issued a denial, indicating that the evaluation report had combined two degrees…

Our client was accepted into a traditional four-year engineering degree program in India as a second-year student. He completed the final three years of the program and graduated. After reading the educational evaluation from another consulting agency, the USCIS denied his immigration visa on the basis that he had actually completed a 3-year degree rather than a…

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