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How to Handle Specialty Occupation H-1B RFEs?

Best Strategies to Handle Specialty Occupation RFEs 

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Broad Education Requirements Can Result in H1B Denials

As stakeholders are no doubt aware, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the Trump Administration has taken a narrow view of the educational requirements that are permitted for a position to be considered a specialty occupation for H1B purposes. 

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Avoid These 3 Reasons for H-1B Denials

More than a third of employers' H-1B visa petitions in 2018 received requests for evidence (RFEs) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), as denial rates grew and approval rates fell.

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US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on 'birth tourism'

The Trump administration on Thursday published new visa rules aimed at restricting "birth tourism", in which women travel to the US to give birth so their children can have a coveted US passport.

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Texas A&M student tested for possible coronavirus exposure, had traveled to China

U.S. health officials are investigating a possible case of the novel coronavirus after a Texas A&M University student contracted a respiratory illness, within two weeks of visiting China.

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H-1B Cap Registration Update

On January 9, 2020, the implementation of the H-1B registration process was published in the Federal Register.

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Economics major is reclassified as STEM

Middlebury now recognizes the economics major as a STEM program, following an internal review of the major’s requirements and the growing importance of quantitative reasoning within the department. 

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Ongoing lawsuit may pose limits on international students’ employment post-graduation

As graduation approaches, international students planning to work in the U.S. are preparing to apply for the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, which allows F-1 (academic student) visa holders to legally work in the U.S.

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Employer Tips: Preparing for FY 2021 H-1B Season and Pre-Lottery Registration

The H-1B process for fiscal year 2021 presents employers and their legal counsel with a variety of new timing and process challenges in addition to potential cost savings.

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USCIS Announces How New H-1B Registration Process will be Implemented

On January 9, 2020, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) published a notice in the Federal Registerannouncing the implementation of the registration process for H-1B cap-subject petitions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.  

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