Immigration Law

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Victory in Canadian Exception Lawsuit: Atanackovic v. Duke
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Brian Schmitt writes: "Plaintiffs sought review of a CBP decision to deny a Canadian physician’s denial of admission into the United States in H-1B visa status. The physician was denied admission because he was subject to the two-year foreign... Read More

AAO on “Physician of National or International Renown" - Matter of T-O-S-U-, Adopted Decision 2017-01 (AAO Jan. 4, 2017)
Posted on 6 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 4, 2017 - "This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of T-O-S-U- as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision establishes policy guidance that applies... Read More

Matter of H-V-P-, Adopted Decision 2016-01 (AAO Feb. 9, 2016)
Posted on 14 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Mar. 9, 2016 - "This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of H-V-P- as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision establishes policy guidance that applies... Read More

AAO on Physician NIW: Matter of H-V-P-
Posted on 18 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of H-V-P-, ID# 16270 (AAO Feb. 9, 2016) - "The Petitioner, a physician, seeks an immigrant visa petition as a member of the professions holding an advanced degree as set forth in section 203(b)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the... Read More

DOL Awards H-1B Physician $234K - Ahad v. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Posted on 17 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOL, Apr. 13, 2016 - "The principal question in this case is did SIUSM pay Dr. Ahad the “actual wage” for the specific position for which she was hired? ... I find the actual wage for the academic base to be $154,510 a year, or $418,791... Read More