Tag: Business Immigration

What a Premium Position Letter From Park Evaluation Can Do For Your H1B Petition

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By Patrick Boody   While the positional analyses Park Evaluations and our team of professors, together, provide are well-equipped to make the argument that a job offered by a client organization is a specialty occupation as defined by USCIS, the premium position evaluation, alternatively, can further this argument to a degree of thoroughness and detail otherwise unattainable in our standard service. Before talking about what our premium letters entail, let us define again USCIS’s concept of specialty occupation. Accordingly, USCIS considers a position to be a specialty occupation if it requires a) a bachelor’s degree, its foreign equivalent or a degree higher than a bachelor’s; b) the degree the position requires is comparable to ...

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H-1B CAP Season Preview: An Interview with Head Evaluator Howard Borenstein

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By: Joseph Catrone As attorneys and businesses are preparing for the upcoming, annual  H-1B lottery and CAP season, they are also bracing themselves for the months of fast-paced, high-volume environments, knowing there's little room for error, delay, or discrepancy in the process of requesting academic credential evaluations. Fortunately, the team at Park Evaluations is deeply committed and fully equipped to aid in these crucial steps of the H-1B filing process—an attitude reflected first and foremost through the dedication of our head credential evaluator, Howard Borenstein. We asked Howard to share his expertise on academic evaluations, as well as the many insights gained from nearly 20 years in the industry. What can people expect from Park’s Credential Reports and services? HB: Certainly, ...

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Latest USCIS Announcements Suggest Leniency

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By: Rachel Horner USCIS has recently made several announcements that suggest the possibility of more relaxed H-1B policies in the future, contrary to the organization’s attempts at restrictions under the previous presidential administration.   Extension Eligibility First, it was announced that USCIS will be extending their flexibilities originally posted on March 30, 2020. These conditions have been renewed several times since, meaning that USCIS will potentially continue to uphold these measures for as long as COVID-19 is a pressing issue.   The initial decision made by USCIS was to grant a 60-day extension for applicants responding to agency requests. This ...

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Outside the H: Park takes on the L, O, and other specialized visas.

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Outside the H: Park takes on the L, O, and other specialized visas.

By: Ryan Mernin Park is well-known throughout business immigration for specialty occupation expert opinion letters for H-1B visa petitions. However, Park also services L-1, O-1, EB, and a host of other visas offered by the United States government. In this series, “Thinking Outside the H,” we take a look at the unique challenges posed by these other visas, starting here, in this article, with the L-1B “specialized knowledge” petition. The L-1B: How to Make Specialized Knowledge Stand Out in Your Petition When it comes to filing an L-1 petition, perhaps the most difficult thing to do is gauge what USCIS is prone to challenge in your case. If you’re a client is a company executive transferring to the United ...

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What Could the H-1B Electronic Registration Process Mean for Business Immigration?

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What Could the H-1B Electronic Registration Process Mean for Business Immigration?

By: Anjelica Daskarolis Following USCIS’ announcement of the new H-1B Electronic Registration process, speculation has erupted across the business immigration world as industry experts and attorneys try to forecast how this new technology will impact the H-1B petition process. After the official H-1B cap registration launch, this past Monday, March 2nd, attorneys grit their teeth as the technical problems began to unfold.  System entrance complications, faulty attorney categorizations, passcode dilemmas, payment difficulties, and data delays all played a role in tampering with the much-anticipated lottery kickoff.  With the upcoming registration closing date falling on March 20th, there is fortunately still time for the USCIS to fine-tune these pesky glitches. The electronic system was intended to save employers time, money, and unnecessary paperwork.  By ...

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