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The New York Times recently ran an article exposing the degree mill empire. These are companies that sell fraudulent college degrees to patrons. Axact, a Pakistani company with over 2,000 and a highly respected status was recently exposed as a degree mill empire with 370 fake college websites posing as legitimate schools offering legitimate degrees….

In the past few years, RFE’s issued for education situations have become increasingly common. While almost 25% of all H-1B petitions are now met with RFE responses, a big chunk of those pertain to lack of evidence about the education of petitioners. Don’t panic if you get an RFE. This means your petition is under…

So submitted your H-1B petition the first week of April, you made it through the lottery, the USCIS has reviewed your petition and sent an RFE. What do you do now? First off, don’t panic! This means your visa hasn’t been denied and you get a second chance to build a strong case for its…

Starting next month on May 26th, 2015, certain H-4 spouses of H-1B visa holders in the United States will be eligible to seek employment in the United States during their stay. These are the spouses of H-1B visa workers who seek lawful permanent resident status based on employment. A big reason H-1B workers decide to…

What seemed to be good new might actually be the undoing of the H-1B visa program.  A bill is currently going through Congress that would increase the number of annual H-1B visas to 110,000 from the current 65,000.  Anyone who has applied for an H-1B visa knows that the extra 45,000 visas will not be…

It’s looking like a good year for immigration reform in the United States.  Only 18% of Americans still hold onto the belief that undocumented immigrants should be deported, according to Pew.  Republicans and Democrats both generally endorse immigration reform platforms including pathways to naturalization and citizenship for illegal immigrants.  There is even the possibility that…

If you’re a non-US citizen working in the United States on a visa, at some point during your stay you’ll likely be confronted about job stealing. It’s a well-propagated and widely-held belief that immigrants steal jobs away from American citizens.  It’s completely false.  First off, nearly all economists agree that immigration is actually great for…

It’s not too late to get your H-1B petition filed in time to get into the lottery. The USCIS is required to continue to accept petitions for five days before closing for the year, so you’ve still got a couple days if you act fast. And if you’re going for it, you’ve got to make…

If you’ll be filing an H-1B petition for the fiscal year of 2016, you’re probably well aware that April First is tomorrow, and I’m not talking about April Fool’s Day.  If this year is anything like that past several years, your window to file your H-1B petition is small and you want to have it…

Don’t send in your H-1B petition without double-checking the details. You only get this one opportunity to prove to the USCIS that you deserve your visa for the fiscal year of 2016. It’s taken a lot of time, money, and effort to get your visa petition together. Don’t just send it out without making sure…

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