Friday, July 17, 2009

Guidance on PT/OT Masters denied cases


The USCIS has just released a Guidance Memorandum for those Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists who had their H-1B petitions denied this spring before the issuance of the Velarde Guidance Memorandum. Those cases that were denied solely because ether H-1B worker did not have a Masters degrees should send an email to the Service Center that issued the denial. Special email addresses have been created to handle these cases:

California Service Center:
csc-ncsc-followup@dhs.gov

Vermont Service Center:
vsc.ncscfollowup@dhs.gov

The email should explain how the particular case meets the standards set forth in the Velarde Guidance Memorandum.

See also my July 7 post on this issue.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Chris,
    I am not interested to watch &post in your law blog!!BECAUSE
    No response // no reply

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  2. @ potential -

    Sorry. Busy week around here. Our email has been having problems.

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  3. QUESTION:1

    Hi Chris

    My P.D. 2006 July from ROW & case already completed at NVC.
    Chris, do you this this PD will be current in next fiscal year (till 2010 september)without any new legislation??

    Question :2
    Hi Chris
    Our house version of schedule A visa relief bill doesn't seem as strong as before in comparision to other bills ie AGJOB,Family reuniting act, their bill are getting more cosponsers.Why??
    I think our lobbyiest are not effectively working? aren't congressman interested in this bill as before(HR 2924 in 2008)!!

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  4. Hello Chris,
    Atleast post some words to comply with your valuable bloggers/readers!!!
    QUESTION no:1
    Hi Chris

    My P.D. 2006 July from ROW & case already completed at NVC.
    Chris, do you think this PD will be current in next fiscal year (till 2010 september)without any new legislation??

    Question :2
    Hi Chris
    Our house version of schedule A visa relief bill doesn't seem as strong as before in comparision to other bills ie AGJOB,Family reuniting act, their bill are getting more cosponsers.Why??
    I think our lobbyiest are not effectively working? aren't congressman interested in this bill as before(HR 2924 in 2008)!!

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  5. @ Analytical: Are you Indian, if so, I doubt it. If you are from the Phils, I would put the odds right at 50-50.

    The lobbyists are pushing the bill. The reason for the lesser news is (a) the summer when things slow down; (b) the healthcare legislation taking up all the congressional time; and (c) our legislation being "smaller" than the others that you mention.

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