EB2 Green Card
If one applies through EB2 category can the PERM also be avoided then?
You can avoid the need for PERM through EB-2 only if you are applying for a National Interest Waiver.
Regarding EB-2 application, which is more likely to be approved (or faster), the Master's equivalency (BS graduate to be evaluated in a university to be master's equivalent) OR the 5 years progressive experience? There's only one Occupational Therapist that I know personally who was approved and it was through the Master's equivalency (she didn't even have 5 years experience). Also, would it rely/depend on the employer's capability to support documents or does it also depend on how meticulous the lawyer is with the details to be submitted in the USCIS?
It all begins with the lawyers. So, make sure your counsel are meticulous and plan for every possible eventuality they can think of. The job HAS to be described truthfully.
On Aug. 2, 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas outlined a series of policy, operational, and outreach efforts to fuel the nation’s economy and stimulate investment. These initiatives will allow our nation to realize the potential of current immigration laws to attract the best and brightest from around the world to invest their talents, skills, and ideas to grow the U.S. economy and create American jobs.
My PD is EB3 - Dec 2007. I have 3+2 years of education from India which is equivalent to US Bachelors. I have 3 years of experience before joining the current empoyer. Now I have more than 10 years of experience(including the experience with the current employer). I would like to know if I can apply again in EB-2 with the same employer using the experience gained from current employer.
You can, if the job offered is more than 50% different than the job you were performing so far with the same employer.