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Editor's Comments of the Day
The INS last month released its long awaited guidance on the issue of the educational and experience
requirements for EB-2 cases. With the return of the backlogs in the employment based visa categories for
those born in China and India, the issue is of crucial importance. The EB-2 category includes members of the
professions holding advanced degrees. The definition of advanced degree in the Federal Regulations at 8 C.F.R.
204.5(k)(2) includes a baccalaureate degree followed by “five years of progressive experience.” Unfortunately
the guidance from the INS still gives no clear interpretation of “progressive experience,” The INS leaves the
waters as muddied as they were by failing to provide a bright line, stating instead “(a)s with any adjudication,
a petition seeking classification for an EB-2 advanced degree professional should be decided on a case-by-case basis.”
INS News of the Day
INS Releases Interim Measures for VWPP
In an e-mail to ILW.COM the INS has released the interim measures it will follow during the month of May since Congress
allowed the Visa Waiver Pilot Program to lapse as of April 30, 2000.
ILW.COM Featured Article of the Day
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Legal Rejections of U.S. Workers
Joel Stewart, Esq. explains the basis for the legal rejection of US workers in the labor certification
process including documentation and testing issues.
Immigration News of the Day
2,000 March for Immigrant Amnesty
The Dallas Morning News reports that more than 2000 marchers turned out in support of proposed federal legislation
that would grant permanent residency to thousands of Central American workers.
Huddled Masses Yearning to Write JAVA
Karl Schoenberger in The Standard outlines the issues on both sides of the debate over increasing the number of H-1Bs
available and analyzes the bills pending in Congress.
ILW.COM News of the Day
Learn about adoption of foreign-born children in the United States and read the State Department Fact Sheet
on International Adoptions.
Immigrate to Canada?
The ILW.COM section on Canada includes an alphabetical listing of Canadian immigration lawyers and links to useful
organizations, communities, relocation guides and government agencies.
ILW.COM Chat Transcripts & Discussions of the Day
Robert Hollander, Esq. Answers Questions on Immigration
and Nonimmigrant Visas
Attorney Robert Hollander answers questions regarding J-1s, green card applications, citizenship applications and EADs.
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