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Trending at USCIS: H-1B RFEs

July 18, 2013
Audio Seminar

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Trending at USCIS: H-1B RFEs

This 90 minute audio seminar was presented live on July 18, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

Another H-1B season has passed and new reasons for jitters arise as the service centers begin to work their way through the cap cases filed in April. Decisions are being issued; but will they be fair? What can you expect over the coming months? Join our experts for a discussion of the latest trends in H-1B adjudications and Requests for Evidence (RFEs). Learn strategies, tips and tricks for challenging these RFEs.

  • The Latest Twist on the Neufeld Memo --Sufficient Specialty Occupation Work for the Entire Validity Period Requested
  • Challenges to Occupations Once Thought “Safe”
  • Presumptions About Small and New Businesses
  • Demonstrating Sufficient Work for In-House Employees
  • Educational Equivalency Based on a Combination of Education and Experience, and the Confusion Over “Recognition of Expertise”
  • Differences in Adjudications Between CSC and VSC


Charles A. Tievsky (dl), Reston, VA
Chuck A. Tievsky is principal attorney with Tievsky Immigration Law, concentrating on business immigration matters. He is currently Chair Elect of the AILA D.C. Chapter, and is a member of AILA's Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee. He received his J.D. from Washington University Law School in St. Louis (1984).

Olivia Serene Lee, San Francisco, CA
Olivia Serene Lee is an Associate with Minami Tamaki LLP, where her immigration practice focuses on startups and emerging companies in all stages of the startup process, including pre-formation, seed funding, accelerator/incubator programs, early and late stage, acquisitions and mergers, and public offering. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the AILA Northern California Chapter.

Matthew Stump, Oklahoma City, OK
Matthew Stump is an attorney with Stump & Associates in Oklahoma City. He focuses his practice on employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa issues, I-9 and corporate compliance. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of AILA's Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee and is AILA's Liaison to USCIS' Oklahoma City Sub-Office. He was formerly a member of AILA's Distance Learning Committee and is a frequent panelist at AILA and other CLE events on the topic of employment-based immigration.

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AILA Members’ Paralegals $129.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $129.00
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Nonmember Attorneys $199.00
Other Nonmembers $199.00
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199.00
Nonmember Law Students $199.00

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The "Trending at USCIS: H-1B RFEs" audio seminar takes place Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 7/17/2013.

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