Category archive: immigration

With immigration under attack by the White House and much of Congress, it’s more important than ever to have all of your ducks in a row before filing for permanent residency.  This can get murky when it comes to EB2 and EB3 visa classifications. While there are extensive wait times for approval for both categories,…

The Level 1 Wages RFE hit us all as a surprise this year, but the fact that CIS rolled out a new RFE with unprecedented scope is nothing new. Virtually every year, CIS gives us a new challenge to overcome, and every year, we learn how to answer it.  The Level 1 Wages RFE is…

This year, CIS hit computer programmers petitioning for H1B status with an unprecedented round of RFEs: the Level 1 Wages RFE. There are a couple of particulars about this RFE that make it especially threatening to the H1B program at large.  This RFE targets computer programmers at wage level 1, claiming that this means it’s…

It seems like every year CIS is coming out with a new difficult RFE to throw H1B beneficiaries and their employers and attorneys a curve ball. This year, we were all caught off guard by the Level 1 Wages RFE that targets computer programmers. As with all other years, this RFE is an opportunity to…

An important step in successfully answering any RFE is to find out who dropped the ball. Sometimes, the attorney filed the petition wrong. Sometimes, the candidate simply doesn’t have the credentials to meet H1B requirements. Sometimes, the candidate does have the qualifications but the credential evaluation to prove it was either not included or written…

In the past few years, the prevalence of RFEs for H1B visas has skyrocketed.  This year, the RFE that caught us all off guard was the Level 1 Wages RFE that targets computer programmers. But whose fault was that RFE?  Someone dropped the ball and figuring out who did it is essential to solving the…

In the past decade, the prevalence of RFEs for H1B visas has skyrocketed and CIS has become evermore particular about the same two eligibility requirements. To qualify for the H1B visa, a candidate’s job must require a US Bachelors degree or higher or its US equivalent, and the candidate must have those academic qualifications. As…

At TheDegreePeople, we see difficult RFEs come across our desks every year. This year, CIS rolled out a new RFE, the Level 1 Wages RFE, that has everyone panicking. No one saw it coming, and it’s arrived in unprecedented numbers. First, it’s important to understand how the Level 1 Wages RFE is justified. CIS cites…

At TheDegreePeople, we work with difficult RFE cases every year. This year is no different, except alongside three-year degree RFEs and the Nightmare RFE, we are now seeing the dreaded Level 1 Wages RFE. This RFE is difficult because no one saw it coming and its commonality is unprecedented. Computer programmers petitioning for H1B status…

The Level 1 Wages RFE is the Nightmare RFE of this year. In this RFE, CIS targets computer programmers petitioning for H1B status with jobs set at Level 1 Wages. The justification for this RFE is that entry level computer programmers are sometimes hired with only an Associates degree, which doesn’t meet CIS requirements for…

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