|Release Date: 12/31/2012|
AILA's Focus on EB-2 & EB-3 Degree Equivalency provides a comprehensive resource on EB-2 visa requirements (for professionals with advanced degrees or exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business) and EB-3 visa requirements (for skilled workers, professionals, and other workers). In particular, it focuses on how to design degree requirements for PERM applications and anticipate common issues that arise in previously approved labor certification applications.
Additionally, a separate supplement publication is available to complement this edition.
"Degree equivalency issues have undergone substantial evolution since the publication of the original book; the supplement provides a full and up to date portrait of today's degree equivalency landscape. Because degree equivalency is a crucial component of properly structuring job requirements for PERM labor certification applications, an attorney's failure to properly anticipate a degree equivalency issue can sit dormant and undetected for months or years, then derail a green card process downstream, often at a time when options for remedies are extremely limited. Failure to detect a degree equivalency issue during case intake can create false expectations and disappointed clients." - Ron Wada, author
Ronald Y. Wada is senior counsel in the San Francisco office of Tafapolsky & Smith, LLP.
Ron is a co-editor of the immigration law treatise, Immigration Law and Procedure, and is a member of the editorial board of Bender's Immigration Bulletin. He has authored numerous articles on business immigration issues for publication in Bender's, and in AILA's Immigration & Nationality Law Handbooks. In 2011, Ron received AILA's Edith Lowenstein Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law, and is a past recipient of an AILA Presidential Commendation, as well as AILA's Edward L. Dubroff Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Field of Immigration Law.
In 2007, Ron published AILA's Focus on EB-2 & EB-3 Degree Equivalency, which rapidly became the standard desktop reference book on degree equivalency issues for business immigration attorneys.