Question: I am currently with Employer A on H-1B extension and an approved I-140 for last 3 years. Also, I am currently pursuing FT-MBA and graduating in June 2017. Currently, I have multiple offers and going through interview process. If, I accept offer from Employer B and join before my graduation. Can my MBA degree be used as a qualification in my LCA/PERM process, when Employer B files for it?
Answer: To utilize MBA and to state in the petition for any reason (exempt from recruitment for the purposes of LCA), you have to be graduated. Or to be exempt, you should be paid at least $60,000.