Tag archive: US work visa

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…

H1B filing season is coming up fast. April 1st is right around the corner and you want to make sure you have the time you need to file a petition that’s going to be approved. In the haste of preparation, it’s important to keep in mind that the rate of RFEs is high and climbing,…

A Request for Evidence, or RFE is a tool that USCIS uses to gather more information on a given case when the documentation providing in the initial filing leaves open gaps and unanswered questions. RFEs, particularly RFEs regarding education when it comes to the H-1B visa, can be extremely complicated and difficult to answer. One…

More and more H-1B petitions are coming in each year for the same 85,000 annual visas. At the same time, we have seen a sharp increase in the prevalence of RFEs in response to these petitions. Why You Don’t Want that RFE An RFE is a tool that CIS uses to make a decision about…

At TheDegreePeople, we recently helped a client with a three-year bachelor’s degree overturn the Denial he received from USCIS for his EB2 petition. He had over ten years of work experience in his field of employ, a three-year bachelor’s degree, and a two-year master’s degree. PERM requirements for his visa stated he needed a master’s…

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…

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…

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…

Today, around 25% of all H1B applications are met with RFE responses. Since immigration is a hot topic in the political sphere, statutes surrounding the details of what qualifies individuals to come to, live in, and especially to work in the United States are changing rapidly. This has led to confusion and misconceptions about what…

The IT industry is growing faster than highly skilled US-born workers can fill all of the new jobs, and the vast majority of H1b visa holders come to the United States every year to fill these positions. In fact, so many apply for H1b Visas each year, even companies like Microsoft are only approved for…

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