5-year Indian M.B.B.S. Degree Equivalent of U.S. M.D. Degree

The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) held on January 9, 2009, that a 5-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) degree from India is the equivalent of a U.S. Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree and discussed evidence of degree equivalency.

New H-2B Regulations from USCIS and DOL

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) amended the regulations regarding temporary nonagricultural workers, and their U.S. employers, within the H-2B nonimmigrant classification. The final rule removes certain limitations on H-2B employers and adopts streamlining measures in order to facilitate the lawful employment of foreign temporary nonagricultural workers.

Read more: New H-2B Regulations from USCIS and DOL