|Release Date: 12/26/2012|
AILA's Focus on EB-2 & EB-3 Degree Equivalency Supplement brings the original book up to date with the most recent guidance and information on degree equivalency issues regarding EB-2 visas (for professionals with advanced degrees or exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business) and EB-3 visas (for skilled workers, professionals, and other workers). Degree equivalency issues have undergone substantial evolution since the publication of the original book in 2007; this Supplement provides a full and up-to-date portrait of today's degree equivalency landscape.
The Supplement covers significant developments in degree equivalency from 2007 to date, including:
- The AACRAO EDGE degree equivalency database, how to access it, how USCIS uses it, and how to interpret the information it contains;
- Identification of shifts in USCIS's ad hoc degree equivalency policies that have occurred since the publication of the original book (2007);
- Clarification of the "single source degree" rule;
- DOL and BALCA degree equivalency policies and related issues;
- Degree equivalency developments for professional degrees and for positions requiring a degree in any field;
- Definition of the most challenging case scenario for degree equivalency; and
- Guidelines for drafting PERM applications for common scenarios
Order your copy of the Supplement today and add it to your AILA's Focus on EB-2 & EB-3 Degree Equivalency.
"Degree equivalency issues have undergone a 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.