H1B Recent Trends: The Wage Level 1 Conundrum

In the last year, USCIS has certainly increased its scrutiny on all cases, especially on H-1B cases.One tact that USICS has taken is to insist that, if an employer has used a Level 1 wage, then, without any further review of the position, USCIS can assume that it is an entry level position and is

National Interest Waiver (NIW): NYSDOT overturned, new standard introduced

On December 28th, 2016 the Administrative Appeals Office issued a decision in Matter of DHANASAR that has changed the landscape for National Interest Waiver cases.  This is of major importance as the National Interest Waiver is one of only two self-sponsored applications and many scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, and others use this application to obtain Permanent

I-140 Premium Processing: Update

Just about 1 month ago I wrote a blog post on using premium processing for EB-1 (both Outstanding Researcher and Extraordinary Ability) and EB-2 National Interest Waiver applications.  Well, USCIS just put in place a  new policy that may cause, at least some people, to change their minds and not use this service.  Before discussing

So your EB-1 was denied, should you appeal?

We have had clients contact us wanting to appeal the denial of their case by USCIS to the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO).  Generally, our response to people is that appeals are extremely difficult to get approved, and usually not worth the money.  However many people still want to appeal and there are certainly many attorneys out there