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The RFE is a tool USCIS uses to make an informed decision on your case, so don’t panic. Do what you can to make their job easier and you’ll boost your chances of approval significantly. Be sure you understand exactly what is being asked of you and your employer in your RFE and be sure…

Requests for Evidence (RFE) are being issued at higher and higher rates in response to petitions for H-1B visas. With the high volume of H-1B applicants every year, the USCIS has tightened its standards for fulfilling the requirements to qualify for this visa. This means that not only the employee applying for H-1B status should…

H-1B visas are in high demand. The 65,000 visas issued annually are filled quickly after the USCIS begins accepting applications in April even though the deadline isn’t until October. Due in part to this high volume of applicants to live and work on US soil the USCIS has issued more Request For Evidence (RFE) responses…

International enrollment for US graduate programs is on the rise. More and more students are coming to the United States for graduate degrees, which is good news for US grad programs, many of which are staying afloat from international enrollment. While there are many benefits to earning your graduate degree in the US the application…

Students coming to the United States for graduate school are faced with a serious dilemma in their application and acceptance process. Many countries throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, and countries that formed their educational systems under British influence have three-year bachelor’s degree programs. These three-year programs clock more contact hours than the United States four-year…

A survey conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States in 2005 found that 78% of institutions who responded would consider applicants with three-year degrees for admission “under specific conditions,” while only 22% gave a cold, hard no. The survey indicated that students holding three-year degrees from accredited and academically competitive institutions…

With different kinds of Visas for people coming to live in the United States for work, it’s important that you and your employer know which one to apply for and how to meet the proper requirements. Petitioning for a Visa is a time and energy-intensive process. Don’t just dive in, know your waters. To petition…

If you decide not to have your Non-US Education evaluated, you will find yourself very frustrated when applying for jobs that you are not only qualified for but overqualified for in the United States. In fact, your job application will most likely be discarded—especially for competitive jobs—simply because your potential employer will not be able…

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network and the United Methodist Church organized a President’s Day protest attended by more than 50 people in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House. After three warnings were issued from officers to the President’s Day protesters, police began making arrests in Lafayette Park. These protesters were comprised…

In another effort to delay action on immigration reform, house Republicans have declared it’s not worth it to pass legislation because they believe President Obama cannot be trusted to enforce it. While the GOP claims President Obama would not enforce immigration legislation, deportations have hit record highs under the current administration indicating that Obama will…

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