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The answer is CCI TheDegreePeople.com. The third edition of The PERM Book is out, created by 21 immigration law experts to guide those involved in PERM cases through the complex and nuanced process of visa approval today. This comprehensive book covers all steps in the PERM petition process, including unique and difficult cases, and how…

The good news is that we likely won’t be seeing many – if any – Nightmare RFEs this coming H1B season.  The bad news is that the reason is because the recent USCIS memorandum issued in September of 2018 now gives visa adjudicators the authority to reject petitions outright without giving the petitioner a chance…

In September, 2018, USCIS announced in a memorandum that visa adjudicators could now deny visa petitions outright without first issuing a REQUEST FOR EVIDENCE for clarification.  That means it is crucial this year more than ever to anticipate any issues that may arise in your petition, or your employee or client’s petition before you file….

When CIS finds one problem with an H-1B petition, they usually find more.  When education and specialty occupation issues team up to make for the Double Nightmare RFE, beneficiaries come up against a heavy burden of proof. CIS approval trends change every year, but there has been a trend towards tightening interpretation around every facet…

If you or your employee or client is applying for an EB-2 green card, their situation must meet two requirements: They must have been hired for a job that requires a US master’s degree or higher, or a US bachelor’s degree or its equivalent FOLLOWED BY at least five years of progressive work experience in…

While specialty occupation RFEs are nothing new, starting in the 2017 H1B cap season we saw a dramatic increase in such RFEs.  This coming year, there may not be many RFEs at all because USCIS adjudicators have been given license to deny petitions outright. To qualify for H1B status a job must require a minimum…

When CIS suspects that a job does not meet H1B requirements for specialty occupation, in the past they would issue an RFE.  This year, beneficiaries are likely to just get a Denial. Over the next three weeks, we will look at three different jobs that have been specialty occupation RFE magnets in the past, what…

Effective now CIS will be issuing very few RFEs for H1B petitions. Adjudicators now have the initiative to deny petitions without first issuing an RFE. What does this mean? In practice, it actually means very little has changed. While denials are much more difficult to overturn than RFEs, it should not change the fact that…

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