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Ready Plan B Before H-1B RFE Season Begins

Apr 30, 2019

Ready Plan B Before H-1B RFE Season Begins On April 11th, USCIS completed the H-1B lottery.  This year, 201,011 H-1B cap subject petitions were filed from April 1st to April 5th.  That’s about 11,000 more petitions than last season.  This year, H-1B candidates with advanced degrees of a US Master’s degree or higher had a […]

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What Makes an H-1B Job a Specialty Occupation?

Apr 25, 2019

What Makes an H-1B Job a Specialty Occupation? Over the past few years, H-1B cap-subject petitions have received record-breaking rates of RFEs for Specialty Occupation.  Many of these RFEs struck occupations that had never been called into question before. USCIS visa approval trends change every year, and often the RFEs issued are virtually unanswerable by […]

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Case Study: Specialty Occupation RFE Overturned with Some Expert Opinion Letters but not Others

Apr 15, 2019

Case Study: Specialty Occupation RFE Overturned with Some Expert Opinion Letters but not Others 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: […]

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International Student Enrollment Critical to the Survival of Community Colleges in the United States

Apr 9, 2019

International Student Enrollment Critical to the Survival of Community Colleges in the United States 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 […]

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H-1B Specialty Occupation Survival Guide for the FY2020 Lottery

Mar 27, 2019

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What is Different about the FY2020 H-1B Lottery Beginning April 1st?

Mar 22, 2019

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Case Study: The Specialty Occupation EXPERT is NOT a PROFESSOR

Mar 10, 2019

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The Secret Sauce for Specialty Occupation Issues

Feb 25, 2019

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H1B 2019 Post-Memorandum: Who Caused that RFE?

Feb 22, 2019

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