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Abe Lincoln once said a man who represents himself in a legal proceeding has a fool for a lawyer.  The same rings true for engaging the US immigration system.  Dangers abound for employers and employees going into the process to petition for a work visa without proper legal counsel.  Many don’t understand that if they…

Across the country, US master’s programs are throwing open their doors to students from India.  At least, in theory.  While many of these colleges claim to welcome Indian students into their master’s programs, a deeper discrimination still exists that keeps bright, talented students from the very programs that need them. For whatever reason, US master’s…

Theoretical physicist and bestselling author Dr. Michio Kaku has been and continues to be very candid about what is actually keeping the United States scientific establishment from collapsing: the H1B visa program. Nicknamed the “Genius Visa,” holding an H1B visa enables foreign nationals with advanced degrees to live and work in the United States for…

Highly skilled workers with advanced degrees are running into immigration troubles when applying for H1b visas. H1b visa status requires visa holders to have a US bachelor’s degree or higher, or its equivalent. While the USCIS accepts three-year bachelor’s degrees from Oxford and Cambridge as the equivalent for a US four-year degree, the Indian three-year…

Consider this: the last time the US government made a massive overhaul to reform the immigration system was before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The world has changed drastically and the marketplace of goods, services, and innovations has gone global. Especially with the recent rapid expansion of the IT industry and rampant technological advances,…

The quick answer – Computer Systems Analyst.  These RFEs are pouring in. While most of the H1b visas every year are for STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – jobs, the bulk of the RFE responses to H1b petitions are for Computer Systems Analyst jobs. Why is this?  In their educational requirements policy, the…

Say you went through the process of getting your H-1b visa and moving to the United States to work only to find out your job isn’t the right fit for you. No problem! Once you have an H-1b visa, you can transfer jobs without loosing your visa status so long as the job still qualifies…

Unless their documents are already written in English degree is from the United States, all work Visa applicants must have their educational documents translated into English and evaluated for US equivalence. For this reason, some translation firms now offer credential evaluation services. While this one-stop convenience may sound enticing to the weary visa candidate, beware….

If your client or employee has a degree from outside of the United States, a credential evaluation is necessary to be successful in your H1b petition. However, many RFE’s are issued inquiring into the credentials of the evaluation agency that writes the evaluation. Not all credential evaluation agencies are authorized to make the necessary assessments…

If you are a non-US citizen working in the United States, you are likely to accused of job stealing at some point during your stay here. This goes double for H-1B workers, who are highly skilled non-US citizens working specialty occupations requiring advanced degrees. While many people in the United States on all sides of…

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