Tag archive: H1B visa

This RFE has everyone panicked and stumped.  This year, CIS specifically targeted computer programmers working for Level 1 Wages.  They justify this decision by citing a passage from the Occupational Outlook Handbook stating some employers hire computer programmers with an Associates degree as the prerequisite.  This does not meet H1B specialization requirements that state a…

Here’s how: get help!  This is the toughest RFE we’ve seen since the Nightmare and it’s got everyone panicked. This year, CIS targeted computer programmers across the country petitioning for H1B visa status with the Level 1 Wages RFE.  In this RFE, CIS states that the job of computer programmers at Level 1 Wages is…

Until this year, the scariest RFE out there was The Nightmare RFE, also known as the Kitchen Sink because there’s literally everything in it.  This year, CIS rolled out an even more difficult RFE: the Level 1 Wages RFE, targeting computer programmers.  What’s scary about this RFE is the sheer volume of it, how nobody…

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 rolled out a new RFE that may be even more terrifying than the notorious Nightmare RFE.  Computer programmers working at Level 1 Wage across the country are receiving RFEs claiming that their job does not meet minimum H1B education requirements.  The rationale behind this is that the Occupational Outlook Handbook states some…

The H1B RFE of the year is the Level 1 Wages RFE. In this RFE, CIS targets computer programmers at Level 1 Wages arguing that because these professionals are paid Level 1 Wages, their position is entry level. They then reference the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) in the part that says sometimes…

Employment issues are this year’s justification for the slew of RFEs CIS issued targeting computer programmers applying for H1B visa status. The problem arises when employers mark the occupation as Level 1 Wage on the Labor Conditions Application (LCA) they must file. CIS released a memo in late March indicating that computer programmers at Level…

Every year is different when it comes to the H1B visa.  This competitive visa status allows highly skilled foreign nationals to come to the United States for three years with the option to extend, and work jobs that require a US bachelor’s degree or higher.  STEM industries in the US depend on the H1B visa…

You’ve heard of the Nightmare RFE and the Double Employment Issue RFE. Get ready, because this is about to be terrifying: This RFE season is the harshest we’ve seen yet. Now, CIS is combining these RFEs. Candidates are now having to defend against requests for evidence regarding every facet of their education AND employment issues….

It’s RFE season and CIS is coming down especially hard on “borderline” occupations this year. These are jobs that don’t necessarily require a US bachelor’s degree or its equivalent or higher according the the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). Some borderline jobs include management positions, certain computer and tech positions, certain healthcare…

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