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USCIS Adopts AAO Decision Clarifying Foreign Entity Requirement in Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Petitions

On May 13, 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the adoption of a May 5, 2020, Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) decision, Matter of F-M- Co., making it formal policy guidance for the adjudication of similar future cases. Matter of F-M- Co. addresses the employment-based immigrant first preference multinational executive or manager classification … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Attorney Kate Kalmykov Featured in Law360 Article on Tough AAO Odds Potentially Pushing More Immigration Fights To Court

This article examines how Administrative Appeals Office handles a range of petition denial appeals, from applications to sponsor a foreign fiance to bids to bring over a temporary worker on an H-1B visa. However, according to statistics from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, approval rates at the office are strikingly low, particularly when it comes … Continue Reading
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