The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School study conducted in July of 2020 confirmed that immigration is essential for economic growth in the United States.  According to this study, immigrants are 80% more likely to be entrepreneurial.  Furthermore, companies started by immigrants create 42% MORE jobs than businesses started by Americans.  This was found to be the case for businesses of all sizes.

This discovery came just months before the Department of Homeland Security and USCIS submitted the Interim Final Rule to restrict H-1B visa eligibility.  Restrictions threaten to hurt medical fields during the Covid-19 crisis, as well as STEM companies.  As the Wharton School study found, restricting immigration – especially immigration for highly skilled workers – restricts economic development in general.  Fortunately, we have been preparing for these new H-1B restrictions since USCIS began enforcing them without legal precedent in 2017.  This new Final Interim Rule is the codification of what has been happening, and what we have been successfully responding to.

We advise all H-1B applicants to include an expert opinion letter strengthening the specialty occupation and wage level aspects of the case.  Consulting firms and other companies where employees work at third-party worksites must include a complete itinerary of the work to be performed throughout the three-year duration of the H-1B visa.  If the beneficiary’s education is ANYTHING BUT a US degree in the EXACT field of the H-1B job, a detailed credential evaluation that takes work experience, college credit, the job, the visa, and USCIS approval trends into consideration to close any gaps between the credentials the beneficiary has and the credentials the beneficiary needs for visa approval.

At CCI, we work with experts in all H-1B fields that have the professional qualifications USCIS accepts for expert credibility.  All of our credential evaluations are tailored to fit each client’s unique circumstance.  We work with difficult RFEs every year and know how to prevent them, and how to address them with a 96% success rate. 

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Sheila Danzig

Sheila Danzig is the executive director of CCI  Sheila specializes in overturning RFEs and Denials for work visas.

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