Attorney Vaman Kidambi shares insights into the confusion surrounding "Requests for Evidence" (RFEs) and how seemingly extremely similar, if not identical, cases result in different outcomes, urging USCIS to reengage with stakeholders on this issue. https://thinkimmigration.org/blog/2022/11/30/rfe-the-acronym-that-continues-to-confound-and-bewilder-practitioners/
In 2013, the California Service Center issued a Request for Evidence on almost every other Petition filed for L1B classification. This information is based on Statistics recently obtained in response to a FOIA request for FY2012 and 2013 from the USCIS. More startling is the fact that the rate of approval has dropped from [...]
Invalidation of Labor Certifications – What happens when the USCIS second guesses a certified PERM Application?
Invalidation of Labor Certification by the DHS/Consulate (USCUS) is rare. At least two types of invalidations have occurred recently, both by the Nebraska Service Center of the USCIS. Authority can be traced to the regulations at 20 C.F. R. § 656.30(d): (d) Invalidation of labor certifications. After issuance, a labor certification may be revoked by ETA using [...]