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  • 25 Oct 2013 - 05:26

    One of the ways a foreign national (alien) can become a permanent resident is through a permanent employment opportunity in the United States. There are five employment-based preference categories.

    • First preference is for priority workers including persons of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational organization executives and managers.
    • The Second preference is for physicians, members of the professions holding advanced degrees, and persons of exceptional ability.
    • The Third preference is for professionals, sk...
  • 9 Apr 2013 - 01:30

    Each month, the Visa Office subdivides the annual preference and foreign state limitations specified by the INA into monthly allotments based on totals of documentarily qualified immigrant visa applicants reported at consular posts and CIS Offices, grouped by foreign state chargeability, preference category, and...

  • 6 Jan 2012 - 06:57

    Petitioner is a university that sought to employ the beneficiary permanently in the United States as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Biostatistics. In this respect, the university sought to classify the beneficiary as an outstanding researcher pursuant to section 203(b)(1)(B) of the INA. USCIS initially denied the petition on the grounds that the beneficiary had not achieved the outstanding level of achievement required for being classified as an outstanding researcher. 

    In addition to fulfilling the requirements listed in the INA, the regulations list six criteria, of which the beneficiary must submit evidence qualifying under at least two, in order to meet the standard of outstanding researcher. Applying the two-part test first applied in Kazarian v. ...

  • 29 Jan 2010 - 06:36

    Processing time of I-765< and I-131s - The EAD processing time should be back down to an average of around 45 days. The center aims to adjudicate all I-765s and I-131s within 50 to 55 days.  

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