Category archive: Case Studies

The Specialty Occupation RFE has become the new nightmare facing H-1B beneficiaries, their sponsors, and their lawyers.  They can be answered successfully with the inclusion of an expert opinion letter, but this does not always work. There are two reasons why: 1. The letter is lacking in detail.  USCIS requires a very detailed letter with…

We recently wrote a press release regarding the alarming drop in enrollment in community colleges across the country due to dropping high school graduation rates and the low unemployment rate. At the same time, community colleges that make it easy for international students to enroll are seeing stable – and even rising – enrollment rates….

Last year, USCIS responded to an unprecedented number of H-1B cap-subject petitions with RFEs regarding specialty occupation.  These RFEs were successfully answered with expert opinion letters from the RIGHT kind of expert while other expert opinion letters were rejected. The letters that were rejected were written by professors in the field of the H1B job. …

The first step to getting the Level 1 Wage RFE overturned is to ask for help. This is a difficult RFE that caught us all offguard, but our experts at TheDegreePeople.com have been able to get them overturned with a 90% success rate. CIS started coming down hard on computer programmers petitioning for H1B visa…

This year, CIS has rolled out a troublesome new RFE that targets computer programmers petitioning for H1B status.  In this RFE, CIS wrongfully assumes that just because a job is set at Level 1 Wage it is an entry level position.  CIS also wrongfully assumes that entry level computer programmers can be hired with just…

It’s no secret that CIS approval trends, especially with regards to the much sought-after H1B visa, change from year to year. RFEs for petitions for FY-2018 have started arriving and this year, CIS is going after entry level wages for H1B jobs. Here’s the scoop: H1B visas are reserved for highly skilled foreign workers in…

H1B visa requirements state that an eligible beneficiary must have a US bachelor’s degree or higher or its foreign equivalent, and the institution from which the degree was earned must be government accredited. The fact of the matter is, there are many non-government accredited programs around the world that provide students high quality education. There…

One of the most common EB2 education RFEs arrives when a candidate holds a degree that doesn’t call itself a degree. In fact Chartered Accountancy is the degree that receives the most RFEs for the EB2 classification. Time and again, EB2 candidates who have earned an Indian Chartered Accountancy certificate receive an RFE even though…

Career colleges in the United States have expanded international student enrollment. If you are considering or have decided to come to the United States for college, you know what you want to do, and you prefer a focused curriculum, attending a career college may be the right fit for you. These schools offer flexible course…

Education RFEs are some of the most common RFEs H-1B candidates receive post-lottery. Since this work visa is set aside for foreign nationals with US bachelor’s degrees or higher, or their equivalents, when a candidate’s degree was earned in a different country with a different education system, the value of this degree is murky. USCIS…

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