Feds Say Real Estate Analyst Job Can't Qualify For H-1B Visa

Law360 (December 3, 2019, 6:37 PM EST) -- The federal government has defended its denial of an H-1B visa for a Boston real estate firm's Ukrainian analyst, saying the position requires a specific college degree to be a "specialty occupation," not a degree in one of several fields.

In urging a Massachusetts federal court to reject Drew Co. Inc.'s claim that it was arbitrarily denied a visa for a Ukrainian citizen hired as a market research analyst, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that the company lists "generalized degrees from disparate fields" including business, economics and international trade as a requirement for the analyst's job.

The government said...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS