Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Appeals Office of USCIS Approves National Interest Waiver

On November 21, 2011, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) sustained the NIW appeal stating that, where Petitioner's published research has been heavily influential in the field, it is not particularly important that he was a student at the time he conducted the research. The AAO also noted that the denial did not offer any explanation for why the petition was not approved despite the Petitioner’s strong record of citations and other accomplishments, and thus, reversed the denial. AAO NIW Approval 112111.pdf

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