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Off-Message Immigration Bureaucrats Undermine the President's Jobs Push by Refusing L-1 Specialist Visas to Indian Citizens

"The State Department defends its high Indian refusal rate by suggesting that the posts in India receive more L-1B applications and approve more L-1B visas than any other U.S. consulates or embassies worldwide. Neither State nor USCIS has explained, however, why "specialized knowledge"...

AILA on Interpretation of the Term “Specialized Knowledge” in the Adjudication of L-1B Petitions

"The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) appreciates the ongoing outreach to stakeholders conducted by USCIS in connection with its review of the interpretation of the term “specialized knowledge” and its application in the adjudication of L-1B petitions. AILA offers this...

AAO Specialized Knowledge L-1 Victory: Superplastic Forming

"The petitioner submitted detailed and credible evidence to demonstrate that the beneficiary possesses special knowledge of the company's superforming technologies and products, particularly as it relates to the international rail industry. The petitioner established that the knowledge is special...

AAO Specialized Knowledge L-1 Victory: SERDES Technology

"Here, the petitioner submitted detailed and credible evidence to demonstrate that the beneficiary possesses special knowledge of the petitioner's SERDES technology and its application in international markets. The petitioner's assertions are supported by independent evidence, such as the...

AAO L-1 Specialized Knowledge Victory: Marketing Specialist

"In the present case, the petitioner's claims are based on both prongs of the statutory definition, asserting that the beneficiary has a special knowledge of the company's products and their application in international markets, as well as advanced knowledge of the company's internal...