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Posts tagged H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa
H-1B Visas for FY 2020: USCIS Announces Filing Date, Updates, & Changes

Along with the filing date for cap-subject fiscal year 2020 H-1B specialty occupation visas, USCIS has announced a number of other important changes and updates to the program.

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L-1 Intracompany Transfer Visa: USCIS Announces a Restrictive New Interpretation

A new USCIS memo introduces changes to the L-1 Intracompany Transfer Visa’s requirements that could very well result in severe complications concerning one’s eligibility for the benefit.

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DHS’s Proposed Changes to the H-1B Visa Lottery Process

DHS has proposed rule changes that will significantly impact the H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa program, namely the process petitioners will apply under and the order by which applications will be selected.

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New Guidance on H-1B Petitions for Third-Party Site Workers

The H-1B specialty occupation visa process has undergone another overhaul, at least when it comes to third-party workers.

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H-1B Wage Level 1 RFEs: Specific Actions to Take

USCIS has adopted the inappropriate practice of using wage levels to help determine whether a H-1B position is a specialty occupation. Here are some specific actions petitioners may take in securing a favorable outcome. 

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Strategies for Combating Level 1 Wage RFEs for H-1B Petitions

Each and every argument USCIS uses in justifying its use of wage levels to determine an H-1B position's specialty occupation eligibility is propped up by flaws that, if appropriately expounded upon, may assist in obtaining a favorable adjudication.

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USCIS Now Issuing H-1B Specialty Occupation RFEs Due to Low Wage Levels

In a startling new trend, USCIS has begun issuing RFEs to H-1B petitions claiming Level 1 and 2 wage levels. What has led to this sudden occurrence, and is there any reasonable justification?

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