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AAO on EB-2, 'Degree,' 'Provisional Certificate' - Matter of O-A-, Inc., ID# 84300 (AAO Mar. 15, 2017)(non-precedent)
Posted on 24 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of O-A-, Inc., ID# 84300 (AAO Mar. 15, 2017) - "The provisional certificate, together with her statement of marks, demonstrates that the Beneficiary completed all the substantive requirements and that the university approved her degree. The... Read More

With Adopted Decision Matter of O-A-, USCIS Accepts Provisional Certificates As Evidence of Degree Completion - Michelle S. Velasco
Posted on 5 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michelle S. Velasco, July 5, 2017 - "In a much welcomed move, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) established the Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”) decision Matter of O-A-, March 15, 2017, Appeal of... Read More

Michelle S. Velasco: USCIS Questions Bus. Admin. Degrees for H-1B Visas
Posted on 10 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michelle S. Velasco, Nov. 10, 2015 - "Since writing last year on the challenges facing employers who wish to hire H-1B workers for uncommon specialty occupations, we have seen the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) present a novel... Read More

EDGE SAYS INDIAN 2- YEAR MASTER'S DEGREE FOLLOWING 4-YEAR BACHELOR'S IS NOT EQUIVALENT TO US MASTER'S DEGREE
Posted on 16 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"If EDGE does not revert to its original position, petitioners and their attorneys should still endeavor to convince the USCIS, or then litigate before the AAO and in federal court, that a 2-year Indian master's degree following a 4-... Read More

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