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If you are, or if you have clients or employees involved in the H1B process, chances are you've heard of the RFE of the year: the Level 1 Wages RFE.

This RFE posits that the job of computer programmer at Level 1 Wages is not ...

posted Jan 24 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 124 views
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With immigration under attack by the White House and much of Congress, it's more important than ever to have all of your ducks in a row before filing for permanent residency.  This can get murky when it comes to EB2 and EB3 visa ...

posted Jan 17 in Green Cards by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 73 views
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The Level 1 Wages RFE hit us all as a surprise this year, but the fact that CIS rolled out a new RFE with unprecedented scope is nothing new.  

Virtually every year, CIS gives us a new challenge to overcome, and every year, we ...

posted Jan 13 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 87 views
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This year, CIS hit computer programmers petitioning for H1B status with an unprecedented round of RFEs: the Level 1 Wages RFE.

There are a couple of particulars about this RFE that make it especially threatening to the H1B program at ...

posted Jan 9 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 101 views
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It seems like every year CIS is coming out with a new difficult RFE to throw H1B beneficiaries and their employers and attorneys a curve ball.

This year, we were all caught off guard by the Level 1 Wages RFE that targets computer ...

posted Jan 5 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 119 views
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An important step in successfully answering any RFE is to find out who dropped the ball.

Sometimes, the attorney filed the petition wrong. Sometimes, the candidate simply doesn't have the credentials to meet H1B requirements. ...

posted Jan 1 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 119 views
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In the past few years, the prevalence of RFEs for H1B visas has skyrocketed.  This year, the RFE that caught us all off guard was the Level 1 Wages RFE that targets computer programmers.

But whose fault was that RFE?  ...

posted Dec 22, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 101 views
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In the past decade, the prevalence of RFEs for H1B visas has skyrocketed and CIS has become evermore particular about the same two eligibility requirements.

To qualify for the H1B visa, a candidate's job must require a US Bachelors ...

posted Dec 18, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 91 views
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At TheDegreePeople, we see difficult RFEs come across our desks every year. This year, CIS rolled out a new RFE, the Level 1 Wages RFE, that has everyone panicking. No one saw it coming, and it's arrived in unprecedented ...

posted Dec 12, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 89 views
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At TheDegreePeople, we work with difficult RFE cases every year.  This year is no different, except alongside three-year degree RFEs and the Nightmare RFE, we are now seeing the dreaded Level 1 Wages RFE.

This RFE is difficult because ...
posted Dec 10, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 102 views
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At TheDegreePeople, we work with difficult RFE cases every year. This year is no different, except alongside three-year degree RFEs and the Nightmare RFE, we are now seeing the dreaded Level 1 Wages RFE.

This RFE is difficult because no one ...
posted Dec 5, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 86 views
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The Level 1 Wages RFE is the Nightmare RFE of this year. In this RFE, CIS targets computer programmers petitioning for H1B status with jobs set at Level 1 Wages.

The justification for this RFE is that entry level computer programmers ...

posted Nov 30, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 94 views
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While the Level 1 Wages RFE has been this year's hot new horrible H1B RFE, all of the classic RFEs we see year after year are still out there.

Candidates who received an RFE for Level 1 Wages and answered it perfectly are now getting hit with ...

posted Nov 26, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 115 views
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This RFE has everyone panicked and stumped.  This year, CIS specifically targeted computer programmers working for Level 1 Wages.  They justify this decision by citing a passage from the Occupational Outlook Handbook stating some employers ...

posted Nov 17, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 142 views
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Here's how: get help!  This is the toughest RFE we've seen since the Nightmare and it's got everyone panicked.  

This year, CIS targeted computer programmers across the country petitioning for H1B visa status with the Level ...

posted Nov 7, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 129 views
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Until this year, the scariest RFE out there was The Nightmare RFE, also known as the Kitchen Sink because there's literally everything in it.  This year, CIS rolled out an even more difficult RFE: the Level 1 Wages RFE, targeting computer ...

posted Nov 4, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 148 views
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The first step to getting the Level 1 Wage RFE overturned is to ask for help. This is a difficult RFE that caught us all off guard, but our experts at TheDegreePeople.com have been able to get them overturned with a 90% success rate.

CIS ...

posted Oct 30, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 145 views
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This year, CIS rolled out a new RFE that may be even more terrifying than the notorious Nightmare RFE.  Computer programmers working at Level 1 Wage across the country are receiving RFEs claiming that their job does not meet minimum H1B ...

posted Oct 20, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 200 views
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The short answer: get help!  This is the most difficult RFE we've seen in many years, and definitely the most widespread.  The sheer volume of Level 1 Wage RFEs pouring in from CIS onto H1B candidates is insanity.  It is more important ...

posted Oct 19, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 483 views
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The H1B RFE of the year is the Level 1 Wages RFE. In this RFE, CIS targets computer programmers at Level 1 Wages arguing that because these professionals are paid Level 1 Wages, their position is entry level. They then reference the Department of ...

posted Oct 4, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 349 views
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This year, CIS has come up with a creative new way to come down on computer programmers petitioning for H1B visa status: Level 1 Wages.

Here's how they're justifying this new RFE:

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook ...

posted Oct 2, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 1,993 views
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This year, CIS has rolled out a troublesome new RFE that targets computer programmers petitioning for H1B status.  In this RFE, CIS wrongfully assumes that just because a job is set at Level 1 Wage it is an entry level position.  CIS also ...

posted Sep 20, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 359 views
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Employment issues are this year's justification for the slew of RFEs CIS issued targeting computer programmers applying for H1B visa status.

The problem arises when employers mark the occupation as Level 1 Wage on the Labor Conditions ...

posted Sep 18, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 377 views
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Every year is different when it comes to the H1B visa.  This competitive visa status allows highly skilled foreign nationals to come to the United States for three years with the option to extend, and work jobs that require a US bachelor's ...

posted Sep 10, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 524 views
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You've heard of the Nightmare RFE and the Double Employment Issue RFE. Get ready, because this is about to be terrifying:

This RFE season is the harshest we've seen yet. Now, CIS is combining these RFEs. Candidates are now having to defend ...

posted Aug 31, 2017 in H1B Visa RFEs by Sheila Danzig (8,100 points) | 282 views